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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Rotala magenta

I purchased some rotala magenta the other day from a lfs. I'm nursin them back to health and was wondering if there's any special needs for these plants, I've heard they are difficult to keep. I had to try it it loked nice and they sold me 15+ stems for $2.

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It has similar requirements as the regular rotala macrandra. I had stunting problems with both for a long time, until I dosed lots of extra Ca, despite gh=8 from tap water. Why that is the case still puzzles me.

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Can you tell me the requirements.

40 gallon SeaClear Acrylic, 192 watt Orbit Lunar PC, Filstar XP2, Filstar XP1, JBJ Regulator, Rhinox 5000 glass co2 diffusor, 9 watt UV sterilizer, Hydor Inline Heater, Pool Filter Sand substrate
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other than what I mentioned, nothing special, keep all nutrients in excess, wihch is the requirement for all plants .

Truvu 100g Flourite, wet/dry, AHSupply 302w PC, PinPoint controller
10gallon15w T6+15w T8
55gallon40w T6 ODNO4x, no CO2. Discus grow out.
10gallon Tonina tank, 2x15w T6 ODNO 4x
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Man this plant is impossible to get growing. It's by far the most difficult plant I've tried to keep, especially since for the past 3 months EVERYTHING in my tank has been growing like crazy! Oh well, maybe I'll try some l. arcuata.

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