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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 04:06 AM
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vwboy53's pic does look like parrot's feather, on the other hand.
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Well, at the moment, the rotting is slow, at least for the moment, and some roots have poped up here and there.

My thoughts are that it may be excessive minerals and nutrients of certain types, namely due to the kitty litter substrate which varies considerably in minerals and nutrients. Or maybe the daily liquid fertiliser, or the tablet fertiliser.

Well, thanks for the help. I think I will have to hope it survives, otherwise cut my losses.
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Could be, but I think the rotting is due more to the plant being more of a bog plant than a true aquatic than your water parameters.

Hate to see you monkey around with your water when it could well be perfectly fine.

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I won't adjust any of my water parameters, I will just leave it be, well I may reduce the fertiliser a little, I got a nasty outbreak of hair algae.
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Here is a picture of what I think Parrot's Feather is. This is life size of what it was a few days ago, 3 days after adding it. It is now straight, and seems to be growing. The tops are no longer pearling nearly as much as a few days ago, and have turned a little brownish.


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That's Parrots Feather alright.

It is getting brown because, as previously mentioned, it isn't a true aquatic plant.

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I gave up on mine eventually, it just was hanging in there but looked terrible. It is a loosing battle. Soon it will probably root on the bottom and slowly work it's way up. It is a beautiful plant but a pity that it is a marsh plant. It you are desperate to have them, just let them float to the top. It may look scrappy but it would be still alive.

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