Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Chicago Suburbs, IL
About a month ago I torn down and rebuilt my tank in an effort to learn from all of my mistakes over the past two years. It cycled for a week (2 Zebras and an Angelfish). I added some ottos (3) and placed my plant order. I planted 3 Crypt Wed, Val, Crypt balansae, Red Rubin Sword, Java Fern, Water Wisteria, Hygro Poly, and Giant Hygro.
All the plants seem to be doing well except the Giant Hygro. At night the pearling is the best I ever seen (Seems like I have a bubble wand in the tank). The only problem is, the Giant Hygro is not growing any roots. The Angelfish was pulling pieces up in the beginning, but just today I pulled up a piece and not a single small root. Some of the bigger leaves are falling off (I am guessing emersed growth) and basically the plants look healthy (Leaves and stems are firm and not getting soft) but they are not just taking root. Compared to the regular Hygro (Which are putting out a million roots) all these stems have none. They have been planted for about 2 weeks. Has anyone ever seen something like this before? I hope to be getting my digital camera soon so hopefully I can get a picture.
72 Watts CF 6700K
Eco Complete/Moon sand (50/50)
2x Hagen CO2
KH 15 (I think our city was built on top of limestone J)
10 gallon Planted Crypt W. Java Fern Java Moss
40 Gallon Turtle