How to increase Redness in Aquatic Plants?

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Re: How to increase Redness in Aquatic Plants?

Unread postby Solcielo lawrencia » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:51 pm

It is purple underneath the leaves but due to the angle of the picture, isn't very visible. The Blyxa is somewhat golden in color but is under some shading so it appears more green than it is. However, the golden color has nothing to do with anthocyanin - it probably has to do with carotenoids.



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Re: How to increase Redness in Aquatic Plants?

Unread postby Solcielo lawrencia » Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:03 am

angelanavejas wrote:4. Dose iron (For Iron, I am using CSM +B with 10% Chelated Iron Mix from the maker of CSM. Sometime use Flourish Iron too) iron supplement from reputed companies are all good. Try out any of them according to your budget.


Caution dosing CSM+B. It is very toxic and can cause severe toxicities.

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Re: How to increase Redness in Aquatic Plants?

Unread postby SanamMarik » Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:09 am

SCORPIO wrote:
5. High pH increases the production of anthocynins. If aquarium water having high nitrate level, pH level will be drop. Plants growth will be enhance due to reduced production of anthocynins.



so then, for redder plants, higher the kH better it is, right?