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By optique
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CPhunter101 wrote: Is this overcrowded by utricularia standards?
the research i did was for submersed but multiple sources said to use clumps and not to solo plant.

My little Betta will not uproot plants and keep the nitrifying bacteria alive. the floating plants are to help with removing nitrogen left over from that process. I think this amount will be fine, i don't want to shade the utricularia.

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optique wrote:I think this amount will be fine, i don't want to shade the utricularia.
I beleive that utrics can grow well in a bit of shade.
Most of my terrestrials are (greatly) shaded by sarrs.
Also, thanks for researching! I'll be monitoring my Graminifolia's health.
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By twitcher
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Generally, I think people divide the tissue culture up into pieces. That's what I did. I took several smaller pieces leaving the main one intact, and use the pieces to start subcultures. I think it lessens the risk of losing the whole thing (to accident, drying out,etc) if it is divided.
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that's prob dead, did you keep it at 90%+ humidity?

mine is growing slow. I am tempted to move my CO2 to this tank to speed things up but it would be a lot of work.
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optique wrote:that's prob dead, did you keep it at 90%+ humidity?
I kept it well misted and constantly soaked. I'll bag it and try to save what's left.
Btw, your aquarium is looking very lush and healthy!
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I went to petco today they were restocking the plants, I got 2 more cups that never touched the shelf. I am pinning this stuff down with tooth picks and placing small amounts of gravel on top, anyone know a better way?

such a large contrast in the new clumps
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just updating the photo. I have been slowly raising the PH and TDS over time without a negative reaction from the U. graminifolia to get the tank cherry shrimp friendly. Shrimp are in the mail went with Blue Velvet.
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I think I let the floating plants get to thick and the lack of light made the Utricularia release from the substrate. It still seems green and healthy. When adding the shrimp that were all hiding tonight, i removed that Betta and 2 days ago a added some freshly birthed platy's that seem to be helping to control the scuds running wild in the tank.
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the sticks are tooth picks i had pinning the plants down. i think i am going to make a floating ring to keep a open space for light it get in. I am really afraid to remove the plants ATM because i already have baby shrimp.
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