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Egeria Densa

Egeria Densa

Origin: Cosmopolitan

Type: Stem

Growth: Fast

Care Level: Easy

Height: 40 cm – 100 cm

Width: 3 cm – 5 cm

Light demands: 0.25 Watt per litre

CO2 demands: 3-5 mg per litre

Description: The cosmopolitan Egeria densa is a good plant for beginners, and its rapid growth helps create a balance in the aquarium from the start. Stems grows fast to 40-100 cm and becomes 2-4 cm wide. Egeria helps preventing algae because it absorbs a great number of nutrients from the water. The plant secretes antibiotic substances which can help prevent blue-green algae (a type of bacteria). The growth rate depends largely on the amount of light and nutrition available. Growth does not stop in unfavourable conditions, but the plant turns light in colour and the tendrils grow thin.

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