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    Barclaya longifolia is a beautiful plant that was once common but you don't see much now. It's known for having a red and green variety. The green variety is a pale limy green with pink undersides to the leaves.

    I put out the call for green or red and got some seeds from a forum member for this colloquially named "magenta" variety, named because its a green that has more red that your typical green. The green tops of the leaves are a bit darker than the typical green variety...and look green or pink depending on the angle that you're looking at them from.

    This tank that has 2 wave makers in a whirlpool configuration so the plants are growing in the current (left -> right) as they would in a river.

    Long term plan is to plant a "thicket" of green next to magenta next to red.

    • Grubs
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      Same plants with 2 months growth.
      Up Aqua Pro U light
      DIY gravel, red clay, osmocote and blood&bone
      No water column ferts.
      pH 6.5-7.0, KH=0-1, GH=2-4, EC 150-200 µS/cm, temp 23-27

    • shakti
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      Originally posted by Grubs


      Same plants with 2 months growth.
      Up Aqua Pro U light
      DIY gravel, red clay, osmocote and blood&bone
      No water column ferts.
      pH 6.5-7.0, KH=0-1, GH=2-4, EC 150-200 µS/cm, temp 23-27

      no CO2? Interesting plant.

    • Yaycob
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      Yaycob commented
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      Aqualife Newcomer

      Originally posted by Grubs


      Same plants with 2 months growth.
      Up Aqua Pro U light
      DIY gravel, red clay, osmocote and blood&bone
      No water column ferts.
      pH 6.5-7.0, KH=0-1, GH=2-4, EC 150-200 µS/cm, temp 23-27
      Hi there,

      I am a gardener & currently keep aquarium plants.

      If you are in Sydney do you have any Barclaya available. Am also interested in Crypt parva if you could help me?

      Cheers
      Jacob.
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