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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-07-2014, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Red cabomba not very red

I've had some red cabomba that's been growing like wildfire! .....At least that was the plan...but it's not very red :P Some of the very tips have a bit of red on them, but it's mostly green. The red cabomba I used to have was very colorful! It was a great shade of redish/purplish. The stuff I have now though is kind of boring. I bought it from the same person, so I'm thinking it's just something different in my tank. When I had it before, it was in low light and now I have moderately-high/high light, so it's growing MUCH faster than it was before, but also much less colorful. Is that the only reason it's mostly green? I'm mostly asking because I have much more than I need now, but don't want to sell/give it away without knowing for sure why it's so green.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-08-2014, 03:02 PM
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I'm talking from experience here.

High light + low iron and other nutrients - Red plants turn green.

You need to balance out your light and your tank supplements. If you are using fertilizers.

Some plants even change leaves, color and other parts when exposed to 10,000K without proper balance.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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I've been really slacking on liquid ferts, so I'll definitely start adding more iron - Thanks!
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