Some iron might help.
i know i'm off topic but did they "retire" or were they "assisted" by Burnabys' largest biker gang?Thanks everyone and I will need to find another hydroponics store since Solar closed down.
hmm.... that's odd. i have this plant in a non-dosing tank and still retained its color. mine is Althernanthera "purple" though.Its Alternanthera reineckii "pink" and Echinodorus"red diamond".
I actually started a thread on plantedtank.net last year as I was having trouble with my L. Aromatica not going red. The results were these main points:
1. If you want red plants, get ones that are really red to start with.
2. Make sure you CO2 is bang on (30 ppm). Get a drop checker if you don't have one.
3. Dose DPTA iron (I use Tailored Aquatics right now, but Aquaflora sells DPTA chelated iron which I will try next).
4. Watch your nitrate dosing and try to keep it slightly lower than ideal (around 5 ppm I was told)
5. Get lights that enhance red.
The ones which made the biggest difference for me was 1, 3 and 5.