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Vallisneria Americana Var Rubra - submerged - Aquarium Strands-0
Vallisneria Americana Var Rubra - submerged - Aquarium Strands-0

Vallisneria Americana Var Rubra – submerged – Aquarium Strands

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.

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. Supplier of plants: oxygenators, reeds, iris, water lilies, bog gardens, wildlife ponds, natural ponds, lakes, floating plants, deep water plants, marginals, native british and tropical.

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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.

Important

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.

Water Temperature

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Lighting

1000 – 1500 lux – Bright, 500 – 1000 lux – Medium

PH Levels

6, 7, 8, 9

Growth Rate

Fast

Co2

5mg per Litre, 0mg per Litre, 10mg per Litre, 20mg per Litre