Yes, a bit silly, but maybe this can brighten up somebody's Friday...
Some background: about 6 months ago I managed to crash a tank with all of my Macrandra. I literally had 2 x 3" stems left. One very nice stem was gifted to me by a local friend but it promptly converted R. Magenta.
In the pictures below there are 3 stems that got moved from one of my other tank. The difference between the plants caught my eye and echoed some of my ideas and some current threads.
Given, that's is not a pro picture, cheaper cameras tend to mess up colors, and a computer display is not the best color rendering device. That aside, the difference were much more apparent to me in person.
The 2 tanks share a lot in common:
To reward the effort
- AS substrate
- Pressurized CO2
- Same fertilization regiment
- Same water from the tap
- Similar flow around the subject plants
- Relatively high light
, I offer a box of Rotala Macrandra from the tank in the pictures, free of any cost
, to the first person that can name the TWO
major differences between the two tanks.
(Not really fair as what I think are the 2 contributing factors might in fact be irrelevant).
So, how about "I Spy" game?
I offer a second box
of Rotala Macrandra from the tank in the pictures, free of any cost
, to the first person who can circle any algae in the picture which is NOT on the outflow
(Dead snails are NOT algae).
Can you identify the stems that got moved in?
what else can account for the differences?