Aquatic Plant Central - View Single Post - Setting up a Low Tech, Low Light, High CEC Substrate Planted Tank
View Single Post
Old 07-08-2019, 02:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
Seattle_Aquarist
Senior Member
 
Seattle_Aquarist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 5,229
iTrader Ratings: 31
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Seattle_Aquarist is a regular member
Default Re: Setting up a Low Tech, Low Light, High CEC Substrate Planted Tank

Hi All,

The 10 gallon Low Tech continues to grow slowly. Cryptocorynes, Nymphaea, Ceratopters, are all doing well. The Helanthium tenellum has a runner with six (6) plantlets and still growing. I added a Barclaya longifolia on 6/22 and it is doing well, not only are the existing leaves larger but it already added a new leaf. The most exciting thing I spotted today was new growth from below the substrate on the Pogostemon erectus. I've had stems branch before when I 'topped' them but seldom new growth generated from the roots zone. The stems were a little shorter than 3" when planted and are now over 6" with much larger, healthier leaves along with the new growth.

10 Gallon, Low Tech, Low Light 7/8/19


Barclaya longifolia 6/22/19


Barclaya longifolia 7/8/19


Pogostemon erectus with new growth from substrate
Seattle_Aquarist is offline   Reply With Quote