I know where you live
- Nov 13, 2006
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- Peoria, Illinois
The original plan was to use the extract (and I did), but I switched to using IAL. So the tannins etc. are in the aquarium. I dosed the tank with flourish one time, 3 months ago, and have never since because the hornwort was going over without any additives.Or simply it died of stress. I know many laugh up their sleeves...
But I'm pretty sure that is the case here. Not enough plants, not enough hidingplaces...
Why extract while it is this simple to add natural leaves ?
How much flourish do you add ?
The aquarium had 4 caves, a piece of driftwood, one Amazon sword and more hornwort than one could imagine.
I just tossed a quart sized bag of hornwort from that tank alone last Saturday because it grows so quickly. There was so much that the tank has never shown a nitrate reading beyond 0.
So to say that there was not enough hiding places or plants would be inaccurate.
I unfortunately, over the last 20 years, have had enough experiences with aquatic internal parasites to know recognize the symptoms on this little guy. I should have noticed it sooner, but I really chalked it up to him being shy.
When the new ones have arrived, I’ll be sure to post pictures.