Discussion in 'Planted Tank Equipment' started by gebhardt, Oct 6, 2009.
What substrate\s you got in there. Are they plant specific substrates? Looks like colored gravel.
I would have to check the name just to make sure.
There is substrate about 1.5cm thick under the gravel.
And gravel 2cm about.
CO2 canister and regulator with a DIY bubble counter.
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what is that plant on the left hand side, it looks like purple waffle?
and the plant in the middle with the skinny purple leaves, looks like dragon tongue?
both of those are non aquatic, and will die off under water...
Jeez i am afrikaanse boer seun...
may i ask what is Hemigraphis...
Hemigraphis are the plants the Big Bunny is referring to, they are non aquatic.
hemigraphis colorata AKA purple waffle
hemigraphis repanda AKA dragon tongue
They'd probably look really good in someone's emersed setup. Maybe you can swap them for something more suitable?
how long before they die?
i have had mine for about 4 months now.
Did it grow at all in the 4 months?
It will take some time but it will die eventually :-\
some live up to two years, they do "better" in colder water but will still never grow totally submersed, you can take them out plant them and keep putting cuttings in your tank if you want some extra color really desperately, but with CO2 there are much nicer aquatic plants you could be growing instead.
are you sure...?
mine did grow and even have new roots and everything.... :'( :-\ :-[
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