Pepere Posted August 24, 2022 Share Posted August 24, 2022 (edited) I have not had any success trying to get Scarlet temple established in my tanks. three attempts from 3 different vendors so I know it is me…. water temp around 74-78 depending on ambient heat load this summer, ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate kept between 20-40, not at 40 very often at all. Co2 30ppm. Gh, kh, 3 degrees. light period 8 hours a day split in to 2 periods, morning and afternoon. mesh bags of aquasoil under the gravel. Easy green twice a week, easy iron 2 a week, easy carbon daily currently trying to get algae under control. Hoping to taper off… the Scarlet Temple has struggled even when not dosing easy carbon… I have been fighting hair Algae in the tanks and these do seem the worse for it. Top of leaves has a greenish mottled cast with hair algae growing around the edges of the leaves. If it wasnt such a pretty plant with the under leaf color I would move on to something else….. the rest of the plant life is generally thriving, vals, crypts, hornwort, wisteria tiger lotus, red root floater, dwarf water lettuce, assorted unknown stem plants regularly topped and replanted…. box filter in front is temp. I used some hydrogen peroxide on some plants and driftwood over weekend and noticed trace nitrite under 0.25 ppm afterwards so added another cycled filter on temp basis. Box filters have crushed coral in base with nylon pot scrubbers as biomedia and polyfill mechanical on top. I pulled 4 stems of it and I am soaking it for the day in seltzer water and a dark room and will replant tonight. Edited August 24, 2022 by Pepere Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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