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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-10-2005, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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What should I do with the plants I just bought?

Didiplis diandra
Ludwigia arcuata
Rotala rotundifolia 'Green'
Rotala sp. 'Vietnam' (i think)

Just bought these are Aquaforest in SF. The Didiplis diandra is doing good. the Ludwigia arcuata is also doing good but it doesn't seem red enough, maybe I just have to add some flourish iron. Rotala rotundifolia 'Green' is kinda whitish near the newer parts and some of the leaves seem to be melting. Maybe an iron deficiency in the tank? Rotala sp. 'Vietnam' (not sure if its this species) is excellent so far. These are the first stems I own. Do any of these need soft water? I have DIY CO2 and 3 wpg so I should be good. Right now the Rotala rotundifolia 'Green' is in front of the Ludwigia arcuata in front of the Rotala sp. 'Vietnam' in a corner. The Didiplis diandra is in a bunch near the back middle of the tank right now.

I think I may need to rescape my hardscape because the rocks are too small.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-11-2005, 12:44 AM
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Are you dosing any ferts? Make sure your CO2 is around 30ppm. I am pretty sure you will get more answers. Other information about substrate, ph, nitrates, temp in your tank will be useful to get a better answer from the knowledgeable people here.
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What are the nutrient levels in the aquarium?

NO3?
PO4?

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I don't know exactly but I'm following this EI plan:

20~40gal
50%H20 change
+/-1/4Tsp-KN03 3x a week
+/-1/16+Tsp-KH2P04 3x aweek
+/-1/16+Tsp K2S04 3x a week
+/-5ml Trace 3x a week
+/-1-2ml Fe/Iron 3x a week

Onyx substrate.
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Is it normal for new shoots be appear white?
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