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Cehszar 09-13-2012 05:07 PM

Worried about Ludwigia
 
I brought some live plants to my tank yesterday, seems I made a mistake, I know, I didn't read the thread at time, now I know the Dracaena sanderiana it's not a real aquatic plant. Anyway, the one is worrying me is the Ludwigia arcuata it looks like withered.
the water parameters
Temp 75F
NH3-NH4 0 ppm
NO2 5 ppm
NO3 5 ppm
pH 7.6
I don't know the hardness.
Besides I'm using Melfix due to a Molly with pop eye; today I made a 30% water change and added 50 ml of "Quick Start" from API, to reduce the Nitrates

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BradSD 09-14-2012 12:54 PM

Everyone is going to want to know your lighting and are you using any ferts. You need 6500 K bulbs or something close to that. You probably need to buy some Seachem Flourish Comp and dose by directions for your ferts. You may also need some root tabs. These items are not terribly expensive and sold at most pet stores. The big thing is you have to grow plants to match the light that you have, check on this fourm before buying plants if you are not sure. Once you get into planted tanks it really takes over how you think about your fish aquarium and it really increases the enjoyment of the hobby. I enjoy the plants more than my fish.

Cehszar 09-14-2012 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BradSD (Post 1242873)
Everyone is going to want to know your lighting and are you using any ferts. You need 6500 K bulbs or something close to that. You probably need to buy some Seachem Flourish Comp and dose by directions for your ferts. You may also need some root tabs. These items are not terribly expensive and sold at most pet stores. The big thing is you have to grow plants to match the light that you have, check on this fourm before buying plants if you are not sure. Once you get into planted tanks it really takes over how you think about your fish aquarium and it really increases the enjoyment of the hobby. I enjoy the plants more than my fish.

Thanks !
There are two 15 watts (8000 K) T8's.
Actually I've already put the Seachem Fluorish, since the first day.

Byron 09-15-2012 01:15 PM

As this plant looked like this when you got it (you said "yesterday") it will likely recover when it is settled. Your info in response to Brad's questions seems OK.

Byron.

Cehszar 09-15-2012 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Byron (Post 1244123)
As this plant looked like this when you got it (you said "yesterday") it will likely recover when it is settled. Your info in response to Brad's questions seems OK.

Byron.

Thanks Byron !
I hope so, at least the few "green parts" remains that way

Cehszar 09-29-2012 08:10 PM

seems they're still there

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