Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Species' started by f-fish+plants, Feb 14, 2018.
Anybody manage to grow this in an aquarium?
Going to try it a few ways ... in the same outside / dry / rain start tank as
Added a clump
Then replacing the anubia and buce on the shelf ( humidity to low for them)
in a tank
and on some wood.
Time will tell.
Coincidently I collected this morning what looks like the same thing, so will be trying it out in a tank.
Was found in brackish water so not completely fresh.
gglng it a bit and seems like a big family, some seems to have some sort of success with some of them, this one I suspect will be a floating plant in the end.
I have seen this growing in a river at Greyton. It is not a foreground plant... Expect long stems. It was only growing along a course of the river which was flowing faster so I suspect it needs water movement to do well. It never grew in my aquarium but it wasn't high light or high CO2.
Good luck with it.
I will take a pic tomorrow as will be there again for work again ...
Again to put a dampener on this thread. It is not permitted to import any sedges...... We have many in the country, so this country is ideal for them to grow and foreign ones to become invasive......
I thought we were talking about 'indigenous' sedges here, as labelled in the first pic ...?
Aha, ok, I did not look at the first label carefully enough, so apologies, then go for it.
Often these locals battle to grow because of too high temps....
Honestly, I bought the bag because I saw what looked like glosso growing among whatever the green stuff. Only when I got to ggl the label did the idea of trying it in the aquarium take shape.
Now that I have done a bit of reading on it .. getting my paws on some more local sedges could be an interesting side project.
It did not die in a corner .. seem to be reaching for the surface a bit
It does very well in loads of light - 4000k seems to be preferred colour temp.
Got a full-frontal shot? It looks good.
Algae experiment going on on the right ...
That looks quite good. Thanks for the photos.
Once it has transitioned the isolepis actually does rather well as an aquarium plant, I regularly need to trim it down ... have not replanted the trimmings yet but will get to that. What I like about it, it does not get too leggy under this light nor does it kill all the light for the plants below it.
I do suspect the strong light is needed even for this level of growth.
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