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Are my staurogyne repens ok?

Wanted to get some opinions as I'm fairly new to planted tanks, I received a bunch of staurogyne repens from an established tank a little while back. This 10 gallon was more of a grow out tank while I setup my 20 gal long and tried some aquascaping,

I've noticed my staurogynes are starting to yellow a bit, really only noticed it after I received some new ones from aquabid. The new ones are ones to the far right. I've just begun to really research fertilizers, and the only thing I have used in my tank was excel. And just recently started kno3, and kh2p04 but haven't took any readings yet.

I'm using a 2x54w t5 HO fixture (20" from substrate) with chrome reflectors, pressurized co2, on from 11am to 11pm. any opinions? These look ok?



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Maybe try some ferts under them? I know mine really perked up when I put some Gro-Soil tabs under them.
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Re: Are my staurogyne repens ok?

They could use more food. You might want to use some LeafZone and/or root tabs while you researching more comprehensive fertilization routine.

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What are your nitrate levels?

Could possibly be nitrate deficiency or a maganese or potassium deficiency from what I've read.

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You need to start using a trace mix.




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Nitrates were actually threw the roof (80ppm) I've been doing water changes the last couple days to get it in check, I have some ferts on the way.
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Nitrates were actually threw the roof (80ppm) I've been doing water changes the last couple days to get it in check, I have some ferts on the way.
What brand of test kit were you using?


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API test kit, after some root tabs, and some ferts, they're starting to look better.
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I thought I would bump this because I want to know how are your repens doing. I thought that you have too much light on a 20g tank. Total of 104w of t5ho lighting. And you haven't been adding ferts at all. I just got some repens too another member. I placed them in my tank this past Thursday and all of the stems are dropping leaves like crazy. I think the baby plants, the side shoots, are growing. I am hoping to see more improvements soon.

I have a 40g. A 2 year-old tank. EI dosing and medium light with high CO2.


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ya i got some from a seller on here too and i thought they were baby plants. they have been in my tank for about 2 weeks with good medium light, co2, and EI and all the leaves melted off. the bare stems are still standing strong though lol. i am starting to see some tiny leaves starting to sprout from the bare stems..

i was kind of disappointed with the batch i got. i dont think they were ready to be trimmed and shipped yet. i wonder if it was the same seller as you.
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ya i got some from a seller on here too and i thought they were baby plants. they have been in my tank for about 2 weeks with good medium light, co2, and EI and all the leaves melted off. the bare stems are still standing strong though lol. i am starting to see some tiny leaves starting to sprout from the bare stems..

i was kind of disappointed with the batch i got. i dont think they were ready to be trimmed and shipped yet. i wonder if it was the same seller as you.

My batch??? Oh, not at all. Everyone knows him. Heheheh... Anyway, yeah, most of them are losing a lot of leaves. Is typical for these plants. I just have to wait it out. I can see the side shoots are growing. I can see some of them are pearling too, which is a good sign.


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When I first put them in my first 10 gallon tank(in the pic) they always looked great, then transplanted a bunch to my 20g long high tech tank (new tank with aquasoil) and 90% of the leaves melted, but they have started to rebound and new growth is appearing, I think they might have a hard time adjusting to different tank parameters. Be patient, they'll come back.
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My batch??? Oh, not at all. Everyone knows him. Heheheh... Anyway, yeah, most of them are losing a lot of leaves. Is typical for these plants. I just have to wait it out. I can see the side shoots are growing. I can see some of them are pearling too, which is a good sign.
Did you get them from Tom? Is your tank high light/high co2?
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Did you get them from Tom? Is your tank high light/high co2?

Yeah, they are from Tom. Hi CO2 but only medium light with close to 12 months old t5ho bulbs. I am having another set (new bulbs) coming in on Friday. With most of the stems, only half of the tops have some leaves let. Also, I see many new leaves sprouting. It has only been 5 days in my tank. The side roots and the stems look very healthy. I am expecting them to rebound well....


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Mine seem to be doing great. Nitrogen in the sediment is what I do as well as EI, co2 and high light


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