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Ludwigia repens x arcuata
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Name: Ludwigia repens x arcuata
Origin: Hybrid

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This is currently my favorite plant. I have this in my 100 L tank, which has 2 WPG and a DIY CO2 set up and it's growing extremely well. The leaves are a pretty green bronze with a hint of redish pink to them. It's planted in the back of my tank and the branches are beginning to reach out into the front creating an umbrella affect, which looks so pretty. I have found that one of my fish likes sleeping on the branches of this plant. It's so cute!

Contributed by Linda
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I had some problems with this plant at first, and I think it was mostly due to the amount of light in my tank. Initially I had a 65 W CF light over my 95 L, 50 cm tall tank with no CO2. With that setup, most of the leaves on the lower part of the stem fell off within a couple of weeks. However, I added a DIY CO2 system and the plant started to rebound, growing out some new leaves, and stems and rooting into the gravel. I upped my lighting to a 130 W CF light and the growth REALLY took off! From the 2 stems that survived, I now have 5 stems from cutting and replanting and they all have fabulous growth and color. On a side note, many other plants in my aquarium that were doing just OK with the 65 W lamp also exploded upon changing to the 135 W lamp. For those of you with a tall tank I would highly recommend between 0.9 - 1.0 W/L. Adding CO2 did not make much difference until I added more light.

Contributed by Ben Doney

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