05-24-2018, 09:22 PM
Join Date: May 2016
| | Re: Favorite background plant
It is not such a difficult plant, you probably got a bad specimen. The tank has GH 5, pH 6.5 (CO2), 10ppm Nitrates, 1.2ppm Phosphates, Mg/Ca ratio of 03-0.5, weekly addition of potassium, iron and micro. I got mine in a store, it was grown above the water, it easily transformed to immersed form in a week or two. I have noticed that it does not like when the top is replanted (like other stem plants), the top produces a million shoots it can not sustain. If let it to grow almost out of the water, it usually produces a "rooted baby" at the base. I remove the parent plant and let the baby grow. Or sometimes I take strongest shot(s) from the topped plant and remove the rest. May be you should just try one that was grown not grown submerged.
Any advice on background plants for my narrow tank?