Subwassertang

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by slimeneo, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. slimeneo

    slimeneo Valued Member Member

    I found some Subwassertang on ebay and was wondering how to care for it. I googled it but didn't really find anything...

    Will it carpet? I assume it needs to be tied to a rock. Is it possible for it to grow on a plastic mat/canvas and then spread onto the gravel?

    & also would you recommend pellia or subwassertang (they both look similar)?

    Thanks :D
     
  2. c

    chevyguy8893 Well Known Member Member

    I have never had it, but have read a lot into it. From what I have gathered, it is fairly slow growing (prone to algae because of this), it seems like it is easier to maintain netted to a rock, and if it grows too thick the growth underneath will rot out and create a mess. You may be able to tie it to a stainless mesh and place it on the gravel, and then use the trimmings to spread it. I'm not sure if it would creep along the substrate though. It is a really neat looking plant though.

    Also, round pellia is süßwassertang, if that is what you are asking. With it tied to a rock it would give that ball look that seems to give it character.
     
  3. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassion Moderator Moderator Member


    I have it in two of my tanks....I just tied it to a piece of pvc pipe and it just grows..no special care.

    I don't think it will carpet, mine grows into a bush.
     
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    slimeneo

    slimeneo Valued Member Member

    OH ok, for some reason I thought pellia is different.

    Hmm you're right, I guess netting it to a rock would be easier. What could I use for the net though?

    Thanks :)
     
  5. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassion Moderator Moderator Member

    You can use fishing line or sewing thread. In one of my tank I just have it clumped into a corner without tying it.
     
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    slimeneo

    slimeneo Valued Member Member

    Ok :) Thanks so much!
     
  7. c

    chevyguy8893 Well Known Member Member

    For netting to rocks, I use bath puffs (or whatever they are called) that are taken apart, cut out what I need to hold it down, and then tie it off on the bottom with a small zip tie.
     
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    slimeneo

    slimeneo Valued Member Member

    Ooh, that's a good idea. I would have never thought of that xD Thanks!
     
  9. jetajockey

    jetajockey Fishlore VIP Member

    My subwassertang grows bushy also, even under high light. It's a cool plant though, looks kinda like seaweed.

    It's a relatively slow grower, but not like java fern slow. Mine pearls at the substrate level but I have been suspending it just below the surface over the past few days to see if it makes a noticeable difference in growth. Otherwise it's doubled in size in about 2-3 months.
     
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    slimeneo

    slimeneo Valued Member Member

    I dose flourish comp and api leaf zone, so hopefully that will help growth too :)
     




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