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    Are there any Utrics that can grow in an aquarium?

    Hello,
    I just started an aquarium several months ago and I was starting to plant it with live plants. I was wondering if anyone is aware of or has had any experience growing utrics or aldrovanda in a standard planted fish aquarium. I know that the CP's tend to grow in nitrogen starved environments, but I also know that aldrovanda can handle higher nitrogen if other parameters are right. Any suggestions would be very appreciated, I miss having CP's and hope that just a utric or aldrovanda will do until I can begin growing Drosera again. Be Well, Jason

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    Several folks here on the forums have had good luck getting U. gramminifolia to grow as a carpet in their planted tanks. Quite sure they use CO2 along with bright light.

    I tried getting some clumps of U. tricolor to make a carpet for me recently in my 10 gallon tank but I have a dozen or more 1" to 2" purple mystery snails and they kept up rooting all the pieces before they had a chance to root and spread.

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    Thanks so much for the tips, I am working on getting some good lighting, but haven't considered CO2 yet, I'll have o look into it. Be Well, Jason

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    U. gibba:




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    @jim: hahaha. i think he means in a planted tank setting---something like this:

    Utricularia graminifolia--Oliver Knott


    i know we CPers love our gibba, but it's a close second to unwanted algae in the planted tank. most planted aquarists see gibba as the bane of their tanks.
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    Wow, that is spectacular looking, even better than I had hoped to see! Any ideas if it is tolerant of higher than neutral pH or if that parameter is a pretty solid one?

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    @jason: in the realm of planted tanks, most plants are acidophiles, where 6.5 pH is about the best for growing the widest range. after 7.5 pH, selectivity starts to taper off. by the time you get to 8, very few aquatic species could grow, mostly Anubias, Java Fern, and possibly Bolbitis.

    Here are some sites that might be worth checking out:
    http://plantedtank.net/forums/myplants/
    http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...c/plantfinder/
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    LOL! Well, it's a 'ghetto' alternative....

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