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Egeria densa (aka Elodea densa)

Giant Elodea, Waterweed

(Central and South America)

Aquarium UseBackground Egeria densa/Elodea densa
Growth RateVery fast
Difficulty LevelEasy
LightingBright
Temperature10-25oC (50-77oF)
Water ChemistryIdeally, hard and alkaline.
SubstratePlain gravel
PropagationBy cuttings
CommentsThis plant grows rapidly in sufficient light, and is ideal for absorbing excess nutrients in new tanks. It can be easily propagated by cuttings. It will tend to be paler and thinner if grown in softer, more acidic water.

 

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