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saltyj
01/13/2010, 05:50 PM
I got a small GSP frag today and was wondering how long is normal until it "opens" up?

hyperfocal
01/13/2010, 05:52 PM
Not long. A day maybe.

Then, the next significant number will be "How long until it starts taking over my tank and I regret ever putting it in there?" That'll be on the order of 6 weeks or so.

SpencerG
01/13/2010, 09:04 PM
Ditto. That stuff is evil kudzu. Keep it separate from anything else, otherwise it will grow to it, onto it, over it, etc.

d3rryc
01/14/2010, 01:50 PM
Typically just give it two to three days to settle into its new environment. Watch your pH, though - they'll often stay closed if your pH dips too low (mine would start hiding with the pH around 8.0). Then once it's happy, it WILL try to take over the world... ; )

Lyfey
01/14/2010, 02:09 PM
I have a small frag of GSP that I have had since last April, it has stayed a small frag and never gotten any bigger or moved much at all. I personally dont think GSP is as aggressive as xenia is. Maybe I have a certain species of GSP that isnt as intrusive?

rfosgategt
01/14/2010, 06:36 PM
xenia is worse than gsp, i think xenia learns how to jump off of rocks....

i grow my gsp on the wall to make frags...shame you cant do that with SPS's