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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Yellow Leaves on Hygrophila Polysperma


I have a 15g tank with 17neon tetra, 2rainbow, 2dwarf gourami and a hang on filter with spong and charcoal.

I do a 1/3 water change every two weeks and my nitrite 0 and nitrate 15.

I only have a gravel substrate but use a plant feed each week as a supplement.

There is a 15w k18,00 bulb on 12hrs a day.

My problem is I bought Hygrophila two days ago very green and lush and now kits starting to drop leaves and look yellow and limp at the top of the plant. Other plants seem to be doing ok. See photos.

Oh temp is about 25deg.

Any advise would be great.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 10:55 AM
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I absolutely love this plant as it is rather non fussy about anything.

This may be a condition in lack of phosphate or potassium. Another possibility is having extremely hard water.

hope the link here proves useful.

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Re: Yellow Leaves on Hygrophila Polysperma

It could be adjusting to the new environment. As with any Hygro, adding root tabs will go a long way to keep it healthy.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hi - I just spoke with the guy who sold the plants and he suggest much the same. As they have only been in the tank 3 days he suggest waiting a week before taking any action to see if they settle in, chemicals or additives should be a last resort.
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