Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Vancouver Canada
No I didn't add any peat to the flora base, guess I should have.
I got a couple of cuttings of rotala mini from a store here that were growing in the AS. Great growth looking really nice even with minimal ferts.
I planted them in my flora base with EI end my new growth is really stunted, also tried some Ludwigia, guinea same thing.
But other plants I am getting phenominal growth, my P. Stellata grows a foot in 3-4 weeks, have to keep cutting it back, same with other plants. I thougt maybe something was missing in the flora base that these needed.
Tom Barr suggested not enough C02 but with a KH of 4-5 and PH of 6.2 I wonder if I can go any lower, without killing the fish.
I guess after seeing how well the mini was doing in a stores tank with little extra fertilizer, I thought maybe the substrate was what was making the difference