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Egeria densa

Tropica No. 058


Egeria densa

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Family Hydrocharitaceae
Part of the world Cosmopolitan
Height 40-100 cm
Width 3-5 cm
Light requirements medium-very high
Temperature 10-26oC
Hardness tolerance soft-very hard
pH tolerance 5-10
Easiness easy

Egeria densa is a good plant for beginners, and its rapid growth helps create a balance in the aquarium from the start. It can also help prevent 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.