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Pun intended in the title there. 😂

Maybe someone can give me a sanity check here.  This is from my "low demand tank" meaning that I am not going crazy with CO2, lights, etc.  This is meant to be a blackwater type of tank (mostly in visual and tannins) and so I am opting for plants that do well with shade or low light in this setup.  Lighting is a fluval planted 3.0 and it's pretty low but runs an 8-9 hour duration. Dose is easy green (full dose) and seachem iron (1/4-1/2 dose) once a week.

The plants came from the big box store down the street and they were ridiculously dried out, resulting in the plant basically sending out shoots right away.  The parts that did blacken right away have started to gain some color but you can see every leaf has sent out another plant.

Please let me know what you think and if you can offer any insight.  The main concern here is simply that the new growth is very translucent.


Does look pretty cool though...


Ignore that anubias to the left there.  I did clean off the dying leaves today, yet again it got knocked off the glue on the wood, but that's fine.  It's been rearranged and held in by the mopani and was growing right on top of a field of BBA which caused the leaves to grow the junk as well pretty severely.  the anubias to the right you can't see is doing pretty ok.

Plant in question is bolbitis heteroclita

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On 2/2/2023 at 11:31 PM, knee said:

I have the same plant and that’s also how it looked when it started sending out the baby plants. 

Did the leaves appear very translucent?

On 2/2/2023 at 9:59 PM, Mmiller2001 said:

Emersed grown plants putting off submerged forms. Remove and grow them out.

Agreed. Will do.

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