Thread: Corkscrew Vallisneria
04-08-2014, 03:15 AM #1
I have recently planted 3 small Corkscrew Vallisneria plants directly in the PFS (so sand/gravel, I think). Tonight, I learned this is a Rosette plant – my thank you, to Lady Hobbs.
The tank light is a T5 light, giving out 42 watts, total.
At first, it was difficult to keep the Vallisneria rooted. I had previously read that this type of plant needs to have the crown (where roots meet stem, I learned) exposed. I did this and did finally get them to stay in the PFS, but am now wondering if they get everything they need to thrive from it.
My first question is: Do I need to re-plant these in a different substrate?
Second question: Do I need to feed these plants any type of fertilizer?
Thank you for any information you can share.40 gal fw: 3 male Platys; 16 Neon Tetras; 9 Cherry Barbs; ~30 Red Cherry Shrimp; an Assassin snail; a Mystery snail
live plants: 2 Lace Java Fern on dw; a Moss ball; 2 bunches of Java Moss on rocks; some Cladophora algae on dw