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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-17-2014, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Iron chelate vs. Flourish Iron

Which is better for bringing reds out in plants like ludwiga red?

I currently dose .5ml in my 5G of Flourish Iron every day I dose my micros. Plants are growing just fine but the color is fleeting.

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A lot of red plants need really high light to tun red. With high light they have less need to produce chlorophyll which is green.
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Thanks Tzac for your reply. I guess my approach here is to maximize the light I can given all my other parameters, but also maximize whatever else contributes to the coloration of the plants I have.

My light is about as strong as it can get (I think) without inducing a return of BBA. So the question is, can Iron (and in which form) enhance the situation any more?
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