Originally Posted by Urkevitz
I think maybe a lack of Fe and micros might be part of the problem. I have not been dosing them too often because they cloud up my water.
I got some of the same bulbs from on of the same online vendors mentioned in this thread. They are not as red as some of the lotus I have had, they are more green with a red shine, not the DEEP RED that I was looking for, or most people are looking for. The leaves seem a lot more fragile too, and tend to grow to the surface rather then stay close to the bottom, even with 4.2 w/gal...
I dose Fe heavy in my tank (water column and substrate) and had no change in appearance. I am ready to tare them our and find some place that has what I was looking for.
I have made several orders from aquariumplants.com and have had nothing but good things to say about them, so dont take my post as a bash against any online sellers that have been mentioned/aluded to