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E.Tenellus not growing

Postby Rohan » Tue May 22, 2012 7:19 pm

E.Tenellus that i planted almost 2 months back seems to show no sign of new growth.Even low growing plants like Anubias and Crypts are growing well but having no luck with Tenellus. Any suggestion guys?

Light : 36W pll
CO2 : DIY
Dosing : Macro(N,K) + Micro(Rexolin CXK)
Substrate: Laterite+Sand(large grained)
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Re: E.Tenellus not growing

Postby tigermath » Tue May 22, 2012 7:41 pm

Perhaps this wildcaught temperature? ;)
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Re: E.Tenellus not growing

Postby rahul » Fri May 25, 2012 2:09 am

Heres a pic of my micro variety shooting up runners. i had only 4 and now it is all over my tank sparsely distributed. it only took 3 weeks. i hope it forms a lawn in a few months.
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Re: E.Tenellus not growing

Postby Achintya » Fri May 25, 2012 4:39 am

nice growth rahul.i have few queries.
1.what is your tank temperature?
2.which light do you use?
3.what's about fertiliser?
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Re: E.Tenellus not growing

Postby kumar » Fri May 25, 2012 6:39 am

I had this plant, my observation was
if you plant deep in coarse sand it ll start throwing runners , if you plant deep in thin sand it ll take time to throw runners. Try planting it superficially and it ll grow fast. If not work, float em and then probablility of new runners will increase.

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Re: E.Tenellus not growing

Postby Rohan » Fri May 25, 2012 8:48 am

Avik da it could be a reason.Btw my tank temp is around 29.is that too high for Tenellus?

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I will post the pic soon.Btw what exactly you meant by "Superficial" planting? Should i try making one float though?
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Re: E.Tenellus not growing

Postby rahul » Fri May 25, 2012 11:13 pm

my tenellus is growing in spite of the temperature being in the 30s. i think u need space around the individual plantlets to allow room for runners to develop. the problem with high temperature is that algae tends to outgrow where plant growth slows down.if u have good algae eaters u may see some new growth.Remember Every temperate plant species become invasive when introduced into the tropics while vice versa is not always true. morever my tenellus is growing in over 3 wpg which is quite a light. no fertilizers yet just water changes abt half the vol every 3 days.my lights are 3x30 watt CFL and one T5 HO.I ALSO HAVE DIY CO2.
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Re: E.Tenellus not growing

Postby kumar » Sat May 26, 2012 12:13 pm

I mean dont plant them very very deep, you must be able to see the whitish crown when you plant.
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