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problems with watersprite

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Hi folks,
Just wondering about those of you who are successful in growing watersprite
what your water parameters are: ph, hardness, temp, etc. When I was in Maine it grew great, but now that I live in Alabama, it withers at a gaze ](*,)

Also would like to know what a safe method (fishwise) is in lowering the ph--
specifically a method not peat-based. I keep killies and watersprite is like the
canary in a coal mine: if it's looking good, the fish are happy, too! :)

Thanks in advance for any advice given,

Bill Ruyle
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Hey Bill! My watersprite always grew very well in my soft water, but I really don't think it is a specifically soft water plant. Temp is usually around 77, but I have in right now in a ten gallon at 70 degrees as well. I do use Co2, however (depending on the tank either DIY or pressurized).
Mostly I have Eco Complete, but my 10 gallon and 20 gallon have a mix of whatever I had on hand -- gravel, eco complete, onyx sand. The water sprite does well floating, too.
Bill, might your tanks be too clean?
50 % is fine, if there is still nutrients left to feed the plants. Do you know if you have a nitrate reading?
Well if you are adding Potassium nitrate, I can't imagine that you wouldn't have enough nitrate then...Are the other plants doing well?
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