|06-05-2013 10:45 PM|
pogostemon deccanensis, and pogostemon helferi downoi
and strangely nesaea golden
|12-15-2012 05:19 AM|
|12-15-2012 05:13 AM|
the only plant i couldn't grow well was java fern. it spread like mad, sprouted new leaves everywhere, but would NOT do what i wanted...
the second hardest i dont know the name for. i collected it from somwhere in the lumber river drainage system in north carolina.
its the moss like stuff in the center:
|12-15-2012 12:12 AM|
|vqfive||What's the safest easiest way to soften water without using a RO unit.|
|12-14-2012 08:51 PM|
|tomfromstlouis||I've slaughtered a number of plants but rotala macandra went the fastest.|
|12-14-2012 05:50 PM|
Same for me.
|12-14-2012 04:50 PM|
Let me pose a question to you all.
There are 2 main commonalities with the species listed.
CO2 mostly, but also KH, most of the species tend to like lower KH's.
I've ruled out high ferts as a possible cause(EI), sediment, 100% ruled out(ADA AS) and light(plenty of that via a light PAR meter), filtration(high grade current and wet/dry filtration, high O2 levels), good current, good general care.
This leave smostly KH and CO2.
The KH where I live is excellent but does vary, from about 15-20ppm to maybe mid to high 30'sppm.
This is very good soft low KH water.
So that leaves mostly just one parameter.
Lower temps= easier to get non limiting CO2.
Less light= easier to get non limiting CO2.
Wet/dry filter(set up right)= easier to get non limiting CO2.
Good care, observations and water changes etc etc.
What are the odds that all 400 or so plant species all have the same non limiting ppm of CO2?
Do you think that UG and Downoi are the same as far as CO2 as say Hygrohila difformis? One might need 50 ppm for a given high light value, whereas the other may be only 15 ppm.
One of the goals many have is to be able to grow any species. But even there, scaping with them is still another level of horticulture that is increasing difficult. Many can farm and grow, but cannot scape effectively with many species.
I would suggest trying both.
They can both lead to the same goal(more plants, and also nice looking scape).
|12-14-2012 08:08 AM|
|vqfive||A few plants I am having trouble thriving Ludwigia pantanal, Macandra sp."variegated", Proserpinaca palustris. They grow then all sudden just stop. They grow new side shoots then stop.|
|12-14-2012 07:54 AM|
|garothmaan||Anubia Barteri- its just died|
|12-14-2012 02:41 AM|
|cfi on the fly||
|12-13-2012 06:33 PM|
rotala sp 'Vietnam'
seems to HATE every tank i put it in. even when being grown alongside R. macrandra, L. pantanal and other PITA species.
|12-13-2012 06:12 PM|
|Hidden Walrus||I have tried java moss twice and it gradually shrinks down to nothing but a pile of brown string. I don't really know where it goes.|
|12-13-2012 06:10 PM|
|zergling||Elatine Hydropiper. Not that I can't grow it, but very unforgiving on changes, especially CO2.|
|12-13-2012 05:53 PM|
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