Thanks eternity302! Yeah! I thought it was the CO2, well it must have played a part but still melted. I've read on many forums and discussions but they are all contradicting! Figured I'll do riccia instead since I'm going to have shrimps I don't want to risk fertilizing too much.UG Always melts!
I have yet to acquire a portion that will grow and not melt.
I have many many portions that grows and then after a little while it'll just melt.
Emersed or submersed, either way. If someone has a secret, let me know =)
Btw, lovely tank~ Yes, I can never find the roots on riccia neither! Nice tank!
Wow that's some determination and dedication! Hmm maybe if it's planted in sand it might do better since low nutrients? It's supposed to catch insects for N, C source. I guess you could catch insects for it lol... hmmm if emmersed is already so hard then submerged will be a nightmare! Some people have success with UG though, it's like if it grows okay and gets used to the environment, then it grows like wild fire. Oh well, maybe I'll try UG again some other time.It's not the CO2
I tested injected CO2, metricide half dose, metricide full strength, emersed single T5HO, double T5HO, 2 inch raise, 3 inch raise, up to 5 inch raise. different moisture levels and different soil. =( none, absolutely NONE!
The only growing way I found working for it to grow was low on nutrients and low on moisture level in emersed. Don't ask why, I have no clue. It grew from 2 inch diameter to 4 inch diameter, and it started drying up. eventually i had to spray some moisture to make sure it survives.. immediately after it melted in 2 days completely.
Anyhow, haha, if you get shrimplets, you know who to call and trade =D