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Old 07-17-2013, 10:20 PM   #21 
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I got my first plant last week, and yesterday $25 magically disappeared and was paypal-ed to some random person selling plants... Darn fish... I would have alot more money if I wasn't into aquariums!!

My new plants are suppose to be delivered on friday, I'm so excited! I'm gonna have enought plants to put in all 4 of my tanks! I'm getting around 50ish stems!
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:58 AM   #22 
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The plant addiction is about as bad as the Betta addiction. I just discovered my small LFS has an awesome selection of plants. Picked up a big mother water sprite couple weeks ago, and some nice shrub plants yesterday. Can a tank be too heavily planted?

Lil - my water sprite has "white roots/shooters" coming out and heading toward the substrate. Are these babies?
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:55 AM   #23 
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Can a tank be too heavily planted?

Lil - my water sprite has "white roots/shooters" coming out and heading toward the substrate. Are these babies?
Being too heavily planted is up to the keeper. Some say my sorority tank is too heavily planted but I think I can still add more plants! lol

As for the white roots/shooters, no if it's coming out of the crown of the plant then those are just new root growths. You'll see babies growing off the stem of the plant, usually towards the end of a stem from the mother plant. I can get picture's later to show you the difference between regular roots and baby plants off of a water sprite!
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:12 AM   #24 
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Good to know! So the babies are the 'curled' up growth at the base? They remind me of a stem with a little fist at the end. LOL! Should I let the roots/shoots (?) do as they please? My wisteria does the same thing. The WS roots have fine hairs on them, just don't want any girls getting tangled. :/
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Good to know! So the babies are the 'curled' up growth at the base? They remind me of a stem with a little fist at the end. LOL! Should I let the roots/shoots (?) do as they please? My wisteria does the same thing. The WS roots have fine hairs on them, just don't want any girls getting tangled. :/
That isn't the babies that is just a new stem growing from the crown of the plant. Usually WS get's about 5-6 stems per plant, sometimes more if it's under great conditions. The babes will look like mini water sprite's growing at the leaves of the mother plant. and no, your girls won't get tangled in them ^_^
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Ok, I'll have to inspect the sorority WS closer. It is growing like crazy! The girls lay all over it. LOL! :)
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yeah, my girls LOVE their WS! They're mad at me because I thinned it out a little so the plants on the bottom could get some light lol they didn't like that XD
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