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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Question on newly planted 55 gallon tank?

I have a newly planted tank, about 5-6 weeks now. It is low tech, 3 32w 6500k bulbs for lights and only dosing with excel once a day.

My plants have started getting brown tips at ends of leaves and I'm getting alot of brown type buildup on some leaves. I have some vallisneria and microswords and a bunch of diff types of anubias. We have hard water with a ph around 8-8.2. I have some driftwood and probable need more to drop ph some more. Is the high ph the problem with plants? or ami doing something else wrong or need to do? Keeping water temp around 80 since I have angels and german blue rams in tank.

Any helps and suggestions appreciated. Oh, and is there anything that can clean the leaves of the plants? the brown type buildup on some leaves is not very attractive. It seems mostly built up on the vallisneria and microswords.
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