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Old 05-18-2007, 03:55 PM   #1
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So, my Co2 has been running and my plants have been growing just fine. Only problem I've noticed (besides overgrowth) is my Ambulia - they grow fast and I had to prune, but the leaves have started browning at the tips. Any thoughts?

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are you sure they are browning and not getting pink/red?

In high light with lots of nutrients, that was ambulia will do.
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How long is your photoperiod? Since I adjusted mine down to 8hrs. I have less problems like that.
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Indeed, this is one plant that is better when you prune them before they reach the higher levels of the tank as I have seen the same thing, they look absolutely horrid when the tips discolor.
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Indeed, this is one plant that is better when you prune them before they reach the higher levels of the tank as I have seen the same thing, they look absolutely horrid when the tips discolor.
I have to say that this plant looks very nice when the tips get close to the surface. They turn a nice pink color like WaterPond has said.

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it was 11 hrs, I just dropped it to 9 starting today
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Indeed, this is one plant that is better when you prune them before they reach the higher levels of the tank as I have seen the same thing, they look absolutely horrid when the tips discolor.
I have to say that this plant looks very nice when the tips get close to the surface. They turn a nice pink color like WaterPond has said.

I'm with RK on this one.........The pink tips are my favorite thing about this plant.

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Don't you cut it when it reaches the surface?
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Don't you cut it when it reaches the surface?
This plant grows sooo fast that there are times that you just have to let it grow. I had to trim it twice a week to keep it from hitting the surface.

Some species you want to grow along the surface. They tend to propagate faster this way.

Some species you do NOT want to hit the surface. These have thick stems and once they break the surface, they start putting all their energy into Emerged growth and will shed it's leaves in the water.
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Indeed, this is one plant that is better when you prune them before they reach the higher levels of the tank as I have seen the same thing, they look absolutely horrid when the tips discolor.
I have to say that this plant looks very nice when the tips get close to the surface. They turn a nice pink color like WaterPond has said.

I'm with RK on this one.........The pink tips are my favorite thing about this plant.

I wasn't clear. What I meant was, after the pink episode, mine will start turning brown as it nears the surface. It looks positively horrible at that point.
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