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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-08-2013, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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First 36cm planted tank (Help my HC!)

Hi all,

This is my first planted tank after much lurking in the forum.

Tank Specs:
Eheim 2211
Gush Obubble 10 outflow
Gush gnano 13 inflow
pressurized co2
Up aqua Z series LED light
ADA power sand s (bottom)
ADA aquasoil amazonia (middle)
ANS planta soil (top)
Pressurized Co2 (indicator lime green)

May not be the nicest tank but here is the picture:

I just set up this tank 3 days ago and planted the HC in submerged. Even though I notice pearling on some of the leaves, A few stalks are turning dark green/ brown . I am afraid it will melt.

Do I cut the brown leaves away or can I leave it?

I started the seachem dosing method today as well... Just the NPK, flourish and excel according to the Seachem dosing guide.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-08-2013, 12:08 PM
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I usually just leave it, because my shrimp will eat it, but if you want to trim I don't think it would matter. Ask someone else; I have no real authority.

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First 36cm planted tank (Help my HC!)

Cut brown leaves away if you're feeling proactive, leave them if you're feeling lazy.

It is beneficial to the plant to cut them off. Kind of like having a leg amputated that was going to be infected forever.

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first time planted, hc cuba, hemianthus callitichoides, melting

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