Red Tiger Lotus Help - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 495
Red Tiger Lotus Help

Need a little help with my red tiger lotus, it's not growing at all. When I used to have it in my old tank it was growing nice and tall and sprouting new leaves maybe every other week. When some of the leaves got too tall, I would trim it out leaving the shorter ones room to grow.

However, when I upgraded to my new 40B with dirt + pfs substrate, my other plants are growing well except for the lotus. I used to have 3 in the old tank, but 2 have died and the remaining one doesn't seem to want to grow since I moved it. It is small and compact, I don't see any new growth, just sits there. I would think that with the nutrient rich substrate, it would get a nice kick.

Lighting is 3-13W CFL on a 5-4-5 schedule, I'm dosing daily with liquid CO2 and 1/3 KNO3 and CSM+B (1x week). My other plants are doing well, and algae is under control - very little and manageable with a scraper

Should I give it time or did I screw up with the trimming?

40B Dirt | Aqueon Evolve 8 Dirt | Fraternity of Dirt #120

Last edited by tiggity; 03-18-2013 at 01:34 PM. Reason: edit
tiggity is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 01:52 PM
Planted Tank Guru
roadmaster's Avatar
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Missouri united states
Posts: 3,266
Not sure about the Lotus,but many of the bulb plant's undergo dormant time during part of the year, and bloom once again later in the year, assuming that they have stored nutrient's in the bulb.
If bulb appear's all shriveled up,,I might replace the plant.
roadmaster is online now  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome