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This was fairly small, but beautifully red and healthy with no apparent damage during shipping. At 17 days it has two leaves melting back, which I will remove, and 4 or 5 new leaves have emerged from the bulb so it appears to be transitioning to the tank quite well (CO2, aquasoil, lowish-medium light aquarium). It is looking really great and makes a nice red/bronze focal point among the greens. Shipped out immediately. Great purchase and great shopping experience.
I was happily surprised how full the plant was when I got it. It looked quite tangled though and fragile. I planted carefully and it is doing very well, the leaves have unfurled and it no longer looks tangled. The growth has really stepped up once it acclimated. I love it.
I just wanted to give an update after a couple weeks. I will attach a photo of the growth I have experienced. It has been steadily sending pads up to the top. I removed all of the old ones because I assume they were sent up for aquariums of different heights than mine, since then it has sent up 4 pads with a 5th on the way. FYI: I am using low light (satellite basic model) with DIY CO2 and Easy Green once a week. I was concerned about the current, like the other review mentions, so I lowered the current slightly. At first the chutes and pad leaves twist, turn and looks worrisome, but I waited it out. The leaves got bigger and I assume more buoyant. They corrected themselves so I turned the flow back up and the pads are now so beautiful and withstand the current. Aside from crypts this is now my favorite plant! I am beyond pleased with this purchase.
Got this plant a couple weeks ago and it's doing great. Some of the leaves have already reached the top of the aquarium and it keeps growing new ones! It also has a nice reddish color to it which is great.
I guess the only thing to watch out for is that the long leaf stalks tend to get tangled up if they are near a current so be careful where you place it in your aquarium!