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Hi all, I have a high tech (decent light, decent soil, ferts, co2) planted tank and i just can't seem to get my ludwigia (ovalis) to grow the way i see it in pictures. Every time I prune it, it shoots 1-2 new sparsely-leaved stalks directly to the surface and grows horizontally from there. So I end up with nothing but diagonal stalks i most of my tank, and a bunch of lovely red/yellow leaves in the top 5% of the water which I can't see due to my aquarium rim. 😄 Is there a secret tip to trimming ludwigia to train it to stop shooting to the surface? Or do you think this behavior is specifically due to my light setup? I have a pretty good light (lifegard aquatics 20W) so I assume i'm just trimming it wrong. I attached a photo of some of the shoots and a screenshot of my attempt at calculating my PAR. I love the ACO community and hope to hear from y'all soon. 🙂
I'm thinking about getting some Ludwigia for my tank, but don't know whether to got with L. repens or L. ovalis. I have relatively low light, am fertilizing root tabs and Easy Green, no CO2. Under those conditions, I've heard both can live, but I'm not sure which one will give more (if any) coloration. Does anyone have experience with this? And if they'll both just be green plants in my tank, is one better than the other for any reason?