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    To tell you guys the truth, I dont give a crap if they flower or not The thought of a carpet of utrics growing in my aquarium tickles me pink

    I've got 2 13-15 watt PC energy saver bulbs in the hood. I replaced the halogen lights that came with it with them for obvious reasons. I think I could pick up a couple 30 watters though. What do you think?

    I imagine the tank doesn't have to be cycled right? The water will probably be neutral- very mildy alkaline (like 7.5 maybe, just a guess). I tested my rocks and they don't bubble when exposed to acid so they are OK. I've got a mild water current for a 100 GPH filter. Would U. tricolor and U. dichotoma grow on rocks?

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    I spose they could, just like rattler's (I think) U. sandersonii that grows on clay pots. If there are holes in the rocks, you could get some of those aquatic plant pots with the holes in them, and then put the plant in there and put the whole thing in the rock.

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    I just secured U. tricolor and U. dichotoma to some smooth mexican river rocks with a rubber band and buried the rocks in the dirt and put a little bit of sand on top. Hopefully this will work out great!

    Edit: Apparently U. graminifolia is the "it" plant for the foreground. I found and a lot of people can't find it. Here are some links.

    http://www.fishforums.net/index.p....ia&st=0

    http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumap....cularia

    http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumap....cularia

    http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumap....sp.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Drosera36 @ Oct. 06 2006,10:09)]I spose they could, just like rattler's (I think) U. sandersonii that grows on clay pots. If there are holes in the rocks, you could get some of those aquatic plant pots with the holes in them, and then put the plant in there and put the whole thing in the rock.

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    yeah it was my sandersonii that did that. hope to do it again on purpose this winter with sandersonii and aureomaculata
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    please note that it IS NOT attatched to the pot, it just growing on it

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    Wow, a utric is becoming popular with non plant geeks!

    I've been growing a few utrics (tricolor, livida, bisquamata, amesthyna) amongst the sarracenia outside in deep trays. I regularly flood the sarracenia, and the utrics don't seem to care. In fact, that green moss that competes with the plants dies after being submerged a day or two. U. tricolor also grows best for me when I keep the water level really high. Now I'm just waiting for flowers.

    A friend of mine had a few plants sitting in 1/2" water in a tank. He had U. sandersonii in a pot, and it had spread through the water and literally formed a blooming carpet. It's a cool effect if you're willing to devote that much space to the weed

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    i had my best growth with tricolor in the water in the bottom of the heated lowland nep tank i had. no soil just floating in the water.
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    I have a tricolor that is growing as a simi-aquatic outside and seems to like it. I might try that.
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