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Old 03-15-2008, 04:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy HM - won't grow upwards

I can't grow HM upwards, it keeps trailing at the bottom and some parts are turning brown. I have 4wpg, pressurized CO2 and dose EI. The other plants are doing very well.

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Old 03-15-2008, 05:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure this is a trait of HM in high light/ co2 conditions, similar to HC that it makes a carpet.
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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+1 on high light issue and great growing conditions. I grow tons of HM and I have found it best to grow it in med light with zero ferts, just fresh water. If you raise the light up (if possible) this will help your HM to grow upwards toward the light.
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Default Re: HM - won't grow upwards

Yes, I have observed the same thing.
I placed floaters above the area where they were gorwing and they started growing upwards

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+1 on high light issue and great growing conditions. I grow tons of HM and I have found it best to grow it in med light with zero ferts, just fresh water. If you raise the light up (if possible) this will help your HM to grow upwards toward the light.
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Enjoy it as a carpet. I have it as foreground on one of my 50's. Compared to HC, it's much easier to plant and grows much faster.
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Thanks for the comments guys. I guess I have to put it in another tank then because I already have glosso as a foreground.
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