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jungle val assistance

Postby lucid_eye » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:37 am

I bought some jungle val a month ago, dug holes in the substrate and buried it. Well after not seeing any growth and the leaves being pruned by snails and digging, I decided to research the plant. what a concept right? :oops: So i now realize that the crown needs to be exposed. When I pulled them up to where they need to be I discovered many runners and a few leaves that were attempting to push to the surface. Should I add any fertilizers or root tabs to give them a boost or just let nature correct my ignorance?
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Postby kenko » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:25 pm

They are very heavy root feeders, so yes, I'd add root tabs. I have mine under the surface without issue, but I also have a base layer of peat and use root tabs as well. No issues and they are growing like mad... I'd also cut the runners and replant if you are concerned.
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Postby BillD » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:49 pm

How deep is your tank? Jungle Vals typically grow from 3 to 6' depending on type.
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Postby lucid_eye » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:49 am

31 inches deep, when when I first got them they were all the way to the surface and folded over.
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Postby starplayer » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:57 pm

Can I ask what lighting you guys have? About to change from a Tang rock scape to a SA planted tank and would like suitable lighting for amazon swords, val etc.
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Postby kenko » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:15 pm

In my low tech tank with swords and vals, I am using 4x 48" T5's. Two 6700K and 2 10KK.
Geo. Tapajos, D. Maculatus, Tetras: Emperor, Flame, Neon, Yellow, L129, Brown BNP, Cyath. Furcifer Ruziba, Dewindti, Callo. Melanostigma and Pleurospilus, Leleupi, Tretocephalus, Yellow Calvus, Afra Cobue, SRT Hongi, Syn. Lucipinnis, Euptera, Ocellifer
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