Red - AMMANNIA GRACILIS?? - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 10

Hi All,
I have added the recommended amount of SEA CHEM iron to my 200ltr tank(5ml) daily and I still can't get the full red colour throughout only at the tops. I have weak semi-green and semi-red leaves only. Setup is as follows;

- 5mls Sea Chem daily
- 8mls Sea Chem Potassium every two days
- 4mls Sea Chem Flourish twice a week

Water conditions are;

PH - 6.8
Temp - 28 Degrees
Ammonia - 0
Nitrite - 0
Nitrate - 15~20ppm

Substrate is Eco Complete and gravel mix 6cm deep.

I used to dose it with iron and potassium twice a week for a month, but in the last week I increased it. Oh... sorry I didn't mention it I have;

- DIY Co2 which maintains 20~25ppm of Co2
- my lighting is more than sufficient with 4 - 39W (3ft)T5 Anodized Aluminum Reflectors and 4 - T5HO Gro-lux globes T5 HO ballasts.

Many Kindly Fishy Regards
Gone Fishing is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-22-2009, 02:13 AM
Planted Tank Guru
timwag2001's Avatar
PTrader: (59/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: upton MA
Posts: 3,477 says that low nitrates are what bring out the red/pink
timwag2001 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-22-2009, 02:14 AM
Planted Tank Guru
timwag2001's Avatar
PTrader: (59/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: upton MA
Posts: 3,477
be carefull... you dont want to overdose iron
timwag2001 is offline  


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:


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