isolepis fluitans

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    Anybody manage to grow this in an aquarium?

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    Going to try it a few ways ... in the same outside / dry / rain start tank as [​IMG]

    Added a clump

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    Then replacing the anubia and buce on the shelf ( humidity to low for them)

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    in a tank

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    and on some wood.

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    Time will tell.

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I will take a pic tomorrow as will be there again for work again ...
     
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    Again to put a dampener on this thread. It is not permitted to import any sedges......:sleepy4: We have many in the country, so this country is ideal for them to grow and foreign ones to become invasive......
     
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    I thought we were talking about 'indigenous' sedges here, as labelled in the first pic ...?
     
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    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....
     
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    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.

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    It did not die in a corner .. seem to be reaching for the surface a bit
    [​IMG]

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    It does very well in loads of light - 4000k seems to be preferred colour temp.

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    Got a full-frontal shot? It looks good.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Algae experiment going on on the right ...

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    That looks quite good. Thanks for the photos.
     
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    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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