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Redness and Algae Bloom
>"I was wondering if anyone knows how to bring out the red colors in plants.
I have some >>>>ludwigia in my tank that was originally completely
>red when I got it. It then turned green with red highlights in my
>community tank and in my new discus tank it eventually turned green. I
>think that it started changing in the discus tank, when I got a new
>heater for the tank and raised the temp from 75 to 85. Is this red
>pigment dependent on temperature? Or is there something else at work."
>>Ludwigia needs bright lights to stay red. I don't think it will die off,
>>though. It will stay green. You didn't mention how bright you lighting is.
The tank is a 72 gallon bow front 22 in high, with 4 48 inch,40 watt
T12s. Two of the bulbs are chroma 50's. One is cool white (I know it's
bad i'll get rid of it soon). The other is a CORALIFE 10000K bulb. I
might be wrong,but I believe that I have adiquate light. I'm not afraid
of it dying, it's doing fine I am just interested in restoring it's
original red pigment. Since it was green with red highlights in the dicus
tank untell I raised the temp for the discus when it turned total green I
am curious if there is phehaps some connection between temperature and
the different pigments.
>I find it completely ironic and just plain nuts that this happened. You
>used an Aquarium Pharms product (Proper pH, which no one should use), had a
>problem with it, so they sent (sold?) you something else to remove it?
>Don't use Proper pH, it is a phosphate-based buffer, so no wonder you had
>algae problems. When you used the Phos-zorb, it basically ate-up the Proper
>pH, so you're just throwing money away at Aquarium Pharms twice. It's like
>when gangster collect "protection" money.
I'm sorry that I didn't make it clear enough, however Aquarium Pharm gave
me the phos-zorb and the test kit for FREE. They even shipped it for
FREE. They were VERY nice and understanding and I would buy their
products any day.