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Rotala red

Mattant1984

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Hi guys,

So ive picked up a few bunches of Rotala red from a local guy that was trimming his tank. He runs a high tech C02 tank with top end lighting so they are an amazing pink colour and the growth he gets is incredible.

My question is what can I expect them to do in my tank with only basic lighting and root tabs? Will they change colour quickly or deteriate in my tank??

Many thanks
 

erwin123

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Rotala Rotundfolia Red doesn't require CO2 to remain red,
However, 'basic' lighting may not be as high in the red spectrum as a more expensive light and therefore, the plant appears less red.

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Here's my Rotala Red top view using normal room lighting. This is a basic lowtech tank with a single hang on filter,no Co2. If I place an expensive light over it with 100% red setting, it will look much redder.
 

Mattant1984

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Rotala Rotundfolia Red doesn't require CO2 to remain red,
However, 'basic' lighting may not be as high in the red spectrum as a more expensive light and therefore, the plant appears less red.

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Here's my Rotala Red top view using normal room lighting. This is a basic lowtech tank with a single hang on filter,no Co2. If I place an expensive light over it with 100% red setting, it will look much redder.
Looks awesome mate, growing very well indeed 👍👍
 
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