Actually, plants with copper will need multiple soaks and rinses in fresh tap water to get rid of the copper. Just to be safe.
So a 10% bleach solution ?
Would eleocharis vivipara be too tall?
What a coincidence,
Was watching a nature thing from Sumatra yesterday and I thought ' those crypt flowers are weird'
Well done though!
Mosses would be good.
Fissidens is great, but slow growing.
Riccia is nice but needs re-tying often.
Bolbitis heudelotii- gets big but creeps
Microsorum mini/ petit- small Java fern that creeps.
Anubias nana will expand and creep.
Anubias Nana Petit
Make a tapestry
Incredibly healthy plants.
They look immaculate.
Some bacteria are incredibly resistant.
2 hours in a bleach solution should do it.
It might need to be so strong that it damages plants though.
Mini hairgrass and montecarlo mixed together is great
Its a garden plant.
It could work with only its roots in water- maybe.
It ain't a aquarium plant. And ' they ' know it
They are all in the same area.
Pogo can deteriorate quickly, but that seems excessive.
Looks to be a stem, not a rosette or fleshy rooted Tuberous plant.
Most have larger leaves. Check out the red section at the green machine
Gotta be rotala eh?
you can bet on it
That will kill air breathing nasties
I've done it. Don't remember any bad reaction. But I would go with carbonated water followed by a bicarb dip
5% bleach solution. It can harm plants though.
That's looking better than mine so far
My latest attempt at growing pinnatifida low tech reveals a couple if things. Plants dumped nearly all their old leaves within a couple of days...
Move your drop checker to substrate level, see what's going on down there
Both need planting
Hello all. I'm not here today, but the fact that you thought I'd be here turned me on...
Question - how long do stem plants last in a tank...
But he makes you buy the beer
I think this is correct. There must be ' contact' in order for the plant to absorb. Think ceg said this a couple of years ago...
I'm experiencing similar with my Monte Carlo. In the very high flow are the plant in taller than the other plants.
" its beginning to believe! "
You definitely have a super high light tank
too much light/ insufficient co2. Probably. Sag is quite undemanding
48 watts over 35 litres will do that
sounds reasonable, the intense light causes the chemical reaction in the plant.
Are you planning a red design? I really hope so... I am stuck in ' muddy orange ' at the mo.
I assume you've done the 'red section' on tgm website. Check out extraplant- they have some less common stuff, although i have not checked...
I was thinking- that is a lot of flow. Try it without the powerheads for a week
1-2 grow are pretty good value, some of the smaller plants- the tubs are crammed . Plus they are contamination free and ready to grow submerged....
Same as my tap nitrate. Hmmm. holes can also be co2 related. And you've been poncing with your zookas.... My advice . Give up and run. Run I...
Sounds deficient in nitrogen and possibly others ( holes in leaves) how much nitrate is in your water?
You get a LOT in one tub. Almost obscene amount
I recieved my 1-2 grow today. Lots of plant matter in a small tub. Alternanthera mini is a fab plant. So is Monte Carlo
You need lime green when lights come on.
Fantastic article:clap: . . . It does highlight the problem of aquatic plant naming though! bit of a mess.
Cryptocoryne balansae. one of the best
Cuttings usually turn to mush if I float them for more than a day
Cut the lighting duration, maybe add some tnc substrate fertiliser plugs around the plants.
Far too long light period. What you got is plants stressed to the max
How long are your lights on for? 6 hours is plenty. I suspect your fert is trace minerals only.
Tell us about ferts, filtration , etc etc. Its usually too much light, not enough food.
Light and co 2 are linked. Addressing light would the first thing on my list. Cut light for a week, see what happens.
used them once, never again.
just trim the floating leaves. it will learn... unless it is a flower shoot?
you have a knack. lets just face it shall we? you have a midas touch. with exquisite taste in fish. :mrgreen:
Just as with everything else in your nanos- fantastic.
do you keep it frost free? if not it will die down for the winter, come back when it it is warmer.
brown moss rarley (if ever) recovers. you might get new growth from it , but the brown parts are probably kaput.
not into the water. maybe at the sides as a marginal, where it is moist but not submersed.
i think i nailed it when i said the pelia looks jelly- like. pure scientific fact that one.
you know what i mean! more jelly like in texture , compared to the mossess.
yep, it is not a moss.
that was an 'in joke' you dont' remember?? :lol:
stick a pic up? Or Maybe you are trying to be awkward! ;)
it is not native i reckon, ( alba was brought in by the romans i think) any flowers? next guess- nymphoides peltata. until it flowers you wont...
looks like nymphaea rubra to me, could be any really.
now i could be wrong but i think some people use low nitrate to bring reds out in the plants? Might be the opposite.... no. Well. The red is...
could be a number of reasons... Low iron? Some would say it is a nitrate issue.
found some lovely native moss in the river near henley on thames, looks like a type of fissidens, growing in long tufts in the fast current.
highly recommend watermarque, top quality and big plants. the bolbitis they sent me was MASSIVE. also, you might get a free plant too.
that is one ugly mother******
looks like hydrophila to me, same as mine. should be ok to trim.
stick a picture up. pruning back is ok. Just above the point where the leaf connects to the stem. This can be done to encourage multi stems too.
liliopsis, any of the short eleocharis, definitely not ug if you want any easy time.
no. Mine was not with that company. In fact my last plant order was with planted tanks and i was very happy with all they sent.... Maybe you got a...
my first ever plant order was with that company.... Never again.
that co2 system looks like a world of hurt to me. Never used it but i reckon it would bring trouble. Cheap though.... Maybe worth a dabble?
got some from watermarque on ebay, great quality little things. highly recommended.
fissidens is a beauty.
you can tie moss onto pebbles etc. If moss grows, hairgrass will too.
sounds like a fun and fruitful idea. Reckon it will work. Moss will need some form of food. Maybe the fish will supply it.
cryptocoryne balanse. Eleocharis vivipara. valisneria nana (might not like liquid carbon, sometimes does though)
less light. More carbon.
try putting some of the leggy moss into the jar on the window.
:clap: typical ceg, just breezes over the science bit. :clap:
people assume, like i did, that plants need high light in which to thrive, not true- they need carbon. This is amplified if high light is used.
been looking for a while!
should be fine.
IT WAS ON EBAY, JUST TYPE IN BOLBITIS AND YOU WILL FIND IT CALLED 'BABY' it is not from the moss seller though....
great - found some mini bolbitis.
these grasses do very well with liquid carbon.
think it is ten euro for postage- no min spend.
keep us posted. Might give them a go after my house move.
not sure this plant can grow in such a manner.... As it is not a stem plant
as long as they have roots. Food and light they should be fine.
most people would suggest a good old trim.
and where are you getting this mini fern? Cant find it anywhere- even the living waters :(
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