1000 – 1500 lux – Bright, 500 – 1000 lux – Medium
6, 7, 8, 9
5mg per Litre, 0mg per Litre, 10mg per Litre, 20mg per Litre
What you will receive:
Selected number of strands of Vallisneria Americana Var Rubra
Vallisneria sp. Gigantea from Asia is an easy plant that grows fast, suitable for large aquariums. In most aquariums the leaves grow so long that they float on the surface (50-150 cm, 2 cm wide). So the plant needs pruning to stop it taking too much light from plants growing beneath. The leaves are tough and strong, so they are not normally eaten by herbivorous fish. Vallisneria americana is easy to propagate using runners, which are prolific if the bottom is nutritious.
Type – Stolon
Origin – Asia
Growth Rate – High
Height – 20-30+cm
Light Demand – Low
CO2 – Low
Ceramic rings are provided, but are removed to avoid damage in the post. Normally delivered within 3 – 5 days but on occasion this maybe delayed which is why this was extended for delivery.
This plant, in lower levels of light is a lovely foreground plant, as it tends to grow around 5 – 10 cm tall. If in high intense light, it can grow up to 30 cm tall. Medium CO2 requirements.
Plants are incubated in a solution of 0.01% of the insecticide Buprafezin for one hour (Please do not just drop these in a shrimp tank or with any other crustacean. To use these within a tank please wash in water with baking soda under light. These are treated to remove the insecticide but there are cases where this has not been fully removed causing casualties in crustacean.