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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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red plants

hi guys...
well i have been dosing Ko3 and po as well as Flourish trace...

My plants are doin well and growing...
the only problem i have is that my plants do not show a red color...

when i bought my L repens they were nice and redish in color..
Now they are only green...

Am i missing something...

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 01:19 AM
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how much light you have? What fert routine you have?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 02:59 AM
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you prolley need more light on the tank.

In my 5 gallon the indica only gets red when its real close to the top of the tank. the repens in it seems to be staying nice and red as well.

The red plants in my 20L are also doing wel and staying nice and deep red. i would venture to say that it must be something with your lights. im not using alot of light by any means and they are all doing well. another thing i just thought of is that my lights are very close tot he bottoms of the tank so there is alot of intensity getting to them. the tanks are only 12" deep at the most the plants get ALOT of the light sent downward into the tank.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 03:09 AM
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I dont want to hijack this thread but... I have ludwigia arcuata and it was red at the store but when it started to grow in my tank it turned green. I dose NO3 and PO4 and I also have 3WPG. So I don't know whats wrong
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