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    L. Aromatica

    My Aromatica has a real nice purple hue on the bottom of the leaves, but the tops stay green. Is that typical? I'd really like to see that color on top, but only get to when I prune.....

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    Brian20 Guest
    I get red colors on top on high light

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    maybe I should plant them upside down

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    I get really red colors on top with Giesemann T5's at 1.8 w/gal.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr

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    I get really red colors on top with Giesemann T5's at 1.8 w/gal.
    Yes I get very nice red tops and purple undersides with PAR values of 150 and up.

    MH 3x150 6500k.
    Thanks,

    Gerry.

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    Brian20 Guest
    I think, it also can be the light spectrum? if you have a good sourse of blue the plants gets red more fast and more pronounced

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    I'm currently running 192W of 6700K PC and recently added 48W T5 HO (24W 10000K and 24W "freshwater pink", I think it's 6700K) on a 92G corner bow, good CO2 (no algae at least!) and lighter EI dosing. The PC's are about due for replacement (pushing 1 1/2 yr), maybe I'll make em all 10000K. Growth is good, just want to bring out color.

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    this plant turns a bronzish/green color if the light is too high or nitrates are too low.

    gets red at about 2 wpg and below 1.5 or so for optimal color, keep everything else the same, co2 ferts etc...

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    I thought by low nitrate stress was intensifying the reds

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    Hi,

    I thought by low nitrate stress was intensifying the reds
    IMO it is not a good thing to CREATE a deficiency simply to enhance color as I would have a concern that the plant may suffer in some other way. Wouldn't that violate Leibigs(?) min law and cause some issue?

    I would like to mention that I am a topper/replanter with my aromatica and other stems so the same top is 'reused' for quite some time over several months. I have noticed that the color is more intense as the plant is older, bigger, and thicker as opposed to the first or second topping.

    Since the same top is replanted several times, perhaps the maturity/size plays a role in color?

    I have just replanted all NEW shoots and are almost ready for their FIRST topping so I will capture some pics now and at each cutting to see.

    Later,
    Thanks,

    Gerry.

    'When something's not right, it's wrong'. Bob Dylan

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