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Re: [APD] Rotala macrandra
Bubba the Green Thumb
Same as posted here.
> How long have you grown *Macrandra* successfully?
> Before you were successful, were you unsuccessful (and what
> changed that)?
Off and on, CO2 mist.
> What are your tank conditions:
> Lighting -
2 w/gal to 6w/gal
Looks best at 2-3w/gal, more is not better.
> Temp -
Does not matter over 70-95F
> pH -
> KH -
Matters, does best at relatively low KH's, 0-5.
In general, the softer the better.
> Ca (ppm)-
> Mg (ppm)-
At a 4:1, about 2-10 range is good, more seems to bring out deep
reds, many in SF that added small amounts of GH booster has pale
but healthy plants, I tended to have redder plants and my GH is
about 9 where I was at.
> Cl (ppm)-
Does not matter over a wide range
> Fe (ppm)-
Does not matter, you will not get any correlation due to test
protocols and test kit issues.
> additives/frequency (PMDD, KNO3, CaCl, CaSO4, etc...)?
3x a week, EI
Plain sand to Flourite to ADA Aqua soil substrate.
Did well in all.
Cables never made any differences I've ever noted after 10 years
of their use.
> Anything else you can think of...
> I'll correlate and table and look for a web-page volunteer.
> - Jeff
If you use EI, ADA AS, good light(say 3w/gal), blast the CO2
mist into the plant, have relatively low KH, you can grow
anything you want.
I get maybe 1" a day.
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