It's just not working for me, I checked closer today and noticed severe necrosis on stems of ammannia and so much tip stunting. Even easier plants like rotala wallichi and rotala macrandra are stunted now. It's definitely not co2 because my pH drop is 1.4 and stable...Or you could be one of the first to grow Ammannia with EI?
Sp fluffy😂 hopefully soon to be sp. Dead....Sweet algae. Which rare sp is that? 😁
Farm tanks using EI require lots of works and I can understand your lack of motivation. It can sometimes be a constant battle to make everything look right. Good thing is that unless the plants melted 100% they can always come back to life with proper care. Keep it on!
Those can get old quick.On top of the weekly water changes which I dreaded,
I personally was not able to grow it in my last tank as well. Would continuously stunt and throw side shoots. I didn't insist. Removed it and carried on with life. It's not impossible to grow it in high tech conditions but it probably is much easier to handle it with a water column lean dosing scheme., I could never get my fickle ammannia to throw any nice leaves. Black pitted stems with necrosis and horribly stunted always. I always kept very high and stable co2 around 1.5pH drop but that didn't help anything, I still saw necrosis and even what looked like deficiency in a lot of species.
The ammannia since then has thrown some promising looking sideshoots, and it looks like the algae is retreating.Those can get old quick.
I personally was not able to grow it in my last tank as well. Would continuously stunt and throw side shoots. I didn't insist. Removed it and carried on with life. It's not impossible to grow it in high tech conditions but it probably is much easier to handle it with a water column lean dosing scheme.
Which other plants were misbehaving?
The tank is looking better now. Still dosing super lean.
Truth be told, ammannia is not that difficult if the water collum is leanDidn't read the rest of your journal except that I noted your woes in relation to the Ammannia pedicellata. It is a finnicky plant isn't it... Mine hasn't completely stunted and died. I do get the occasional wonky crooked leaf but thankfully has been mostly trouble free for me. Mine tend to grow weird when I let them get too tall so I try to keep them shorter. Thankfully they don't grow very quickly so they don't need to be uprooted too frequently
I reckon you'd be right.I reckon that plants from the lythraceae don't like heavy water column fertilisation.
The bacopa is a fuss free plant, just throw more light at it.Think you did a tremendous job on the Bacopoa as well. I am very sure I have the same variant as you but I just cannot get their stems to turn purple. They were an intense purple colour when I first got them
It'll grow slowly it'll be fine aha.looking good, but the A. Pedicatella is going to need more space soon, its a big plant
1N (nh4no3)What is your current micro and macro dosing routine?
Truth be told, ammannia is not that difficult if the water collum is lean
Tank calcium and magnesium at 10:4 ppm
Tds at 55