I bought a xenia and a kenya tree last Friday (3/17/06). The xenia is now happy and waving in the tank. The kenya tree is in clusters. A part of the cluster is opened up. The rest still look like tiny grapes attached to the tree.
1.026, pH 8.1, Temp 79F, Ca
420, Nitrates zero, Phosphates zero, kH
375 (in ppm
), supplements of Strontium/Molybdenum, Purple Up, Iodine, and Phytoplankton.
After acclimation, I placed the kenya tree low but with very strong water current (near the powerhead). Then, after 24 hours, I placed it higher with medium water current. I was hoping for it to all open up. However, this one cluster is still the one opening. The rest remain tiny grapes.
How will I know if the kenya is dead already or not? How long do some of you had to wait for kenya tree to open up? I thought kenya is easier than xenia? How come my xenia is doing very well while the kenya tree is, for the most part, closed? I bought them at the same time and drip acclimated them !
PS: Do I have to worry about toxins that kenya tree may excrete when it dies?
How does "dead kenya tree" look like?