Hey guys, Question for you... In my 27g hexagon my watersprite I bought about a 40days ago died.. I had changed my gravel from blue rocks to floramax and removed my UGF
about 34 days ago.. The ammonia levels in the tank have been extremely high 8pmm + for well 32 days.. I have like 25 fish in the tank all small mostly like neons and other tetra's... The cycle is finally ending as I have nitrites in the water at 5ppm and ammonia is down to 2ppm.
All my plants are thriving... better then I have hoped actually some have literally exploded... The plants I have are..
Amazon sword, Telenthara cardinalis red, red neseae, red tiger lotus, a broad anubias and 4 stems of Limnophila hippuroides, wisteria
The watersprite however I got after I changed my rocks and stuff.. It was a potted one in dirt wrapped in paper... and it was fairly good sized.. I bought 2 of them.. one for my 55f and one for my 27g.. The one in the 55g has exploded its like 4x the size and covering an entire corner of the tank.. The one this thread is about didn't grow 1 inch.. didn't grow any new leaves no buds.. nothing.. The leaves were green well most of them but some were turning and being coverd in brown diatoms what it looks like but the odd thing is none of my other plants have diatoms on them.. The plants stems were brittle like dried up leaves from fall.. and the leaves on it fell apart when I touched it.. the roots in the gravel were rotted and I only managed to save 1 stem which is still green and im floating it right now
So anyway not to drag this out.. my telenthara cardinalis I got before the transition of rocks and it was in those petsmart bags from tetra or topfin I think... they were tiny itty bitty like the size of your pointing finger to the first kuckle by your nail... and now the plant is HUGE bushy about 5 inches tall and DEEP RED... my neseae is the same... its all orange right now and its about 14 inches tall and is taking over half my tank.. its like a jungle right now.. So how can these plants be fine but the water sprite which is supposedly easy to grow just died..
Since my 55g has water sprite on both sides of the tank and watersprite I might add that grows like a weed.. I want to transplant a big chunk to my 27g... but the problem is my 55g has planaria worms and some other white dot like things that grow on the glass... the fish and plants are fine so I assume they are just non harmful things... My 2.6g betta tank got them when I moved java fern over... So how do I disinfect the watersprite without killing it so I don't infest my 27g with planaria worms...