Thanks, that's great info and very encouraging. An excellent point is what you said about the balance of plants, and even plant placement, so that none are forced to compete. I never thought of that.
I forgot to say, I have mini pellia too.. it's a beautiful little plant.
Also (pls excuse the off topic question), but I have something that I believe may be related to the Downoi. It's called Eriocaulon Sp. Australia Blood Red.
I got this plant only a few weeks ago, and it seems to be deteriorating. It still looks alive and none of the leaves (more like tiny grass than leaves) have actually rotted or fallen away, but it just looks sick, and has lost some of it's red and green coloring. It's quite a rare plant as far as I know, but I think it has similar requirements to the Downoi. So, when you say your Downoi requires high Fe, do you mean regular, or actually a high dose? I wonder if I should increase my Yamato Green-N dose, and maybe do it 3 times a week instead of 2.. I also was thinking of using some Osmocote Plus, (just use tweezers and insert some of the tiny balls into the substrate near the roots)
What do you think?