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Need some help going crazy

My guess that is brown hair alage I can't figure out sorry for the bad pic an it being upside down But I can see it at the tip of crypts


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I have rotated your image for you.

It appears that you have BBA on your leaves. What are your water parameters/CO2/lighting like? Do you dose any fertilizers?

BBA can generally be eliminated with good CO2 levels and a good fertilization regimen.

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My parameters are
Gh-.60ppm
Kh-.120ppm
Ph-7
Ammonia-0ppm
No3-.20ppm
Pressurized co2 (1-2)bps
Lighting finnex rayII dual 7k
As of right now just dosing seachem flourish every 2 weeks flourish root tabs added an 3 weeks ago also dosed k2o an iron alittle of 2 weeks ago as plants were yellowing an pin holes plants look better than ever just dealing with this problem
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My parameters are
Gh-.60ppm
Kh-.120ppm
Ph-7
Ammonia-0ppm
No3-.20ppm
Pressurized co2 (1-2)bps
Lighting finnex rayII dual 7k
As of right now just dosing seachem flourish every 2 weeks flourish root tabs added an 3 weeks ago also dosed k2o an iron alittle of 2 weeks ago as plants were yellowing an pin holes plants look better than ever just dealing with this problem
I am not sure how you are measuring 0.6 ppm and 0.12 ppm of GH and KH, respectively. No test kit that I know of will measure to such a low range.

You seem to have a lot of light (not sure how large your aquarium is, as you did not provide any information), but do not seem to be dosing any fertilizers (since you only have 0.2 ppm nitrates, which again, I do not know of any test kit that can measure this low), specifically macronutrients.

Your best bit would be to push up your nitrates first, and also at the same time, increase your CO2. 1-2 bubbles per second is not a very good measure of how much CO2 is actually being dissolved into y our water column; do you have a drop checker with a 4 dkH reference solution? It would help to see how much CO2 is actually in your water column.

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no3 20ppm
Gh 60ppm
Kh 120ppm
58 gal 48 inch lite no drop checker looking for one right now
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If your nitrate test kit is accurate, and you indeed have 20 ppm of nitrates in your water (which seems strange, since you are not dosing very frequently nor do you seem to be dosing macronutrients), then it could be a CO2 issue.

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