Crinkled leaves, twisted growth, etc. usually turn up for me if I have a CO2 issue - overgrown tank causing lower flow, more surface agitation than usual due to not topping off, etc. When I correct CO2 new growth is no longer deformed.
i will try that, seems like the most logical answer so far
it seems to be starting to get a little color as of tonight but i dont know for sure...
i just started dosing the iron chelate last week to see if that would help maybe it just needs a little more time to show change
ok just read that reds might not even be a "good" thing... as long as i have good growth im ok with it
some of the colors aquarium plants produce in a tank would not be normal in nature. These are from an over abundance of light, nutrients or CO2. Some say the red color produced by some plants is a reaction to protect itself from the intense light.
yea that's pretty much what was inferred from what i read.. More that it can be induced by starving the plant of nitrogen but also can show up in high light with good levels of ferts etc...
basically it can be induced in many ways
but its not necessarily because they are optimal conditions for the plant
i added 20 amano shrimp a few weeks back and also added my 10-11 discus yesterday, they are still settling and showing stress. Also i added 3 otos...
Things have grown in a lot and i have been doing a lot of topping on the l aromatica and replanting the tops in different places... i removed the driftwood and temp planted the plants where they are now untill i get enough of to trade some plants with someone...
also the hc has been filling in little by little... the discus also uprooted a bunch with a crazy mad dash from being startled
the aromatica still hasnt reddend up for me oh well
heres the tank
That is a nice bunch of discus. Where did you get them? I am looking for discus for my 125.
It looks like your hc got off to a good start. Hopefully the discus will let it fill in without tearing it all up.
heres a more current pic... the discus have settled a little more but are still a little uncomfy.... i think they arent used to plants anymore
also they kept ripping up the hc so i covered it all with a little more sand its still growing strong but you just cant see it right now