Ludwigia Help! - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 19 Old 12-02-2010, 06:42 PM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by northlakefarm View Post
My plants are in the gravel...which is on the glass. My honrwort is ontop of the gravel. Do I need to plant these with the soil underneath?!
At this stage I would not recommend you consider soil substrates, that has a lot of issues of its own for someone new to a planted aquarium.

I have been growing plants in regular aquarium gravel for 20 years. It is the light first and foremost that is crucial, and then nutrients (fertilizers). I agree with Blaxicanlatino that red ludwigia is more fussy, but given the fact that you were doing well I would suggest we simply improve what went wrong. And I previously offered what I can in that regard.

Keeping things simple means less can go wrong.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Byron For This Useful Post:
northlakefarm (12-02-2010)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 19 Old 12-04-2010, 12:11 PM
Member
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
Plants grow differently for different people. Like you, one of my first plants was ludwigea repens.

Don't worry about an enriched substrate. Just don't vacuum the substrate around the plants and you'll be fine. :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Christople View Post
^^ genius
__________________

Soil Substrates Guide:
Part 1
--------- Part 2

_____________________
redchigh is offline  
post #13 of 19 Old 12-04-2010, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Just to update, in case anyone else has this problem...I replaced my bulb, and have been adding a double dose of plant food twice a week, and my plants have completly recovered in one week! The yellowing and whiting slowly has turned to dark green and red:) YAY thanks everyone!!
northlakefarm is offline  
post #14 of 19 Old 12-05-2010, 09:58 AM
First time I bought ludwigia repens, it grew like a weed but the bottom stalks would brown and melt away... I finally got tired of this and got.rid of the plant. A year later I bought the plant again amd it rotted a bit the same way... But after a week or two, it hasn't done it since however it isnt growing as fast
Posted via Mobile Device
Blaxicanlatino is offline  
post #15 of 19 Old 12-06-2010, 05:07 PM
Member
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
Perhaps you buried it too deep or crushed the stem when you planted it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Christople View Post
^^ genius
__________________

Soil Substrates Guide:
Part 1
--------- Part 2

_____________________
redchigh is offline  
post #16 of 19 Old 12-06-2010, 09:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by redchigh View Post
Perhaps you buried it too deep or crushed the stem when you planted it?
lol i was planting in sand XD it was so weird though. oh well, they arent doing now XD

Hit me up Baby
Blaxicanlatino is offline  
post #17 of 19 Old 12-07-2010, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
My plants are still happy and growing...but this week when I have been waking up, some of my pants have been "bitten" in half and of course not in the sand anymore. Weird, I wonder WHO is messing with my plants! I cant figure out if it's my snail, frog or gourami's. But it's my hornwort that is always bitten at the bottom of the stalk and floating around..
northlakefarm is offline  
post #18 of 19 Old 12-07-2010, 02:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by northlakefarm View Post
My plants are still happy and growing...but this week when I have been waking up, some of my pants have been "bitten" in half and of course not in the sand anymore. Weird, I wonder WHO is messing with my plants! I cant figure out if it's my snail, frog or gourami's. But it's my hornwort that is always bitten at the bottom of the stalk and floating around..
do you have in algae on the leaves of the red ludwigia? mine started growing green spots on some of the leaves

Hit me up Baby
Blaxicanlatino is offline  
post #19 of 19 Old 12-07-2010, 03:20 PM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Hornwort will tend to break apart like that, due to various things (water, light, nutrients, etc). I had it years ago and it was too messy for me.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Decaying Ludwigia Blaxicanlatino Beginner Planted Aquarium 8 09-03-2009 03:40 PM
dying red ludwigia Blaxicanlatino Beginner Planted Aquarium 5 08-25-2009 01:48 PM
Red Ludwigia bigk_54 Beginner Planted Aquarium 5 08-06-2009 10:17 AM
Ludwigia Repens fish_4_all Beginner Planted Aquarium 9 06-02-2007 04:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome