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Old 06-01-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-01-2005, 07:57 PM   #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.
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other than what I mentioned, nothing special, keep all nutrients in excess, wihch is the requirement for all plants .
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Old 07-23-2005, 09:45 PM   #5
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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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