Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Dirt Settling on Plant Leaves (ADA Amazonia)
About 3 or 4 weeks ago I removed the gravel from my tank and replaced it with ADA Aquasoil Amazonia. The regular granule kind, not the fine one.
I'm getting really great growth from it and i've planted moderately so far, and will be putting in more plants today. I want it to be heavily planted.
It's a small, 30 litre low tech setup.
The problem i'm having is that there is dirt buildup on all the leaves, even right up to the tops of the plants. I don't understand why it keeps settling on the plants because i don't see any floating about in the water. The water is clear.
I can shake it off mostly but it just keeps coming back.
I'm in the process of getting all the equipment together for a 250L high tech tank and i'm concerned that the same thing is going to happen there.
Is this common with ADA Aquasoil? Will it eventually stop doing this?
The photos are actually from after i shook some of it off this morning so it's generally worse than it is in the pics.