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Re: My experience with an online purchase
Fortunately, I notice new growth on the stargrass. The rotala macranda is
still looking like a rotten sorry mess, and beginning to litter the tank.
I looked through archives about Rotala Macranda, and while some people
reported a *meltdown* period when replanting, others reported great success.
It was noted that CO2 was beneficial.
If a plant is difficult under good conditions, imagine how difficult to get
it started when it arrives and is planted (half?) dead. I didn't think CO2
would help the plant when it didn't have a healthy leaf left on it.
I've determined that the *optimum* tank is self-recreating. This would
contain guppies and water sprite, and couldn't possibly fail.
<< Both of the plants you've mentioned are, in my (admittedly limited)
experience, extremely fragile. Take a few minutes to read through the
archives of the list; there are endless tales of woe about keeping rotala
macranda. Heteranthera zosterifolia seems to crush and blacken easily, but
then is quick to rebound. Ditch the black stuff; if you've just got a few
half-inch ends of green left, though, plant them. I bet they'll take off.