Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Bad lighting or is it Non-ideal tank conditions for floating riccia / amazon frogbit
Current lighting: Zoo Med T-8 Flora Sun Max Plant Growth Fluorescent Bulb 24"
My floating riccia and amazon frogbit just turn yellow. My other plants in the tank Java Moss, Peacock Moss, Java Fern, Marimo Balls do decently (although they might just been green because they are very hardy and low requirement).
Amazon frogbit will replicate and spread out but they won't stay green and will always have ugly signs of yellowing decay.
Is it that the lighting isn't good enough for my floating plants or is it that my tank hasn't got the goods to support them.
Thanks for reading. And I also don't dose ferts (though I do have access to seachem flourish and root tabs [1 asian brand from a shop called AquaInspirations and API root tabs)
p.s: if you could recommend a light to support floating riccia and amazon frogbit with what they need lightwise and won't melt my low light plants I would greatly appreciate that as I am looking for an upgrade
Last edited by shrimpzoo; 02-16-2013 at 07:39 AM.
Reason: fert mention