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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-29-2013, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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plant leaves turning clear

I planted my 5.5g on Thursday and looks like some of the leaves are turning clear .
I am using mcopm with sand cap ,prime water conditioner, just did a 50% water change today and added some exel . Anybody know what can cause leaves to turn clear ?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-29-2013, 10:46 PM
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Sounds like a nutrients deficiency to me.

How much lighting do you have (and what is its duration per day)? Also, what is your fertilization regimen, if any?

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Or melting.

Plants need time to adjust to new tank conditions and will often lose leaves before they recover.
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light is a beamswork 18" led 10k sitting right on top, ferts wont start till Monday waiting for my pps pro ferts from nilocg to get here should be here Monday
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Please post pictures of your plants its nearly impossible to identify anything without a decent macro picture of the affected plants. Make sure to post pictures of all the affected plants.
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Or melting.

Plants need time to adjust to new tank conditions and will often lose leaves before they recover.
Agree!

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Here is one

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It is not a deficiency. The time is too short for that to be a possibility.

What is the temperature in your tank - I see that plant is right next to the heater? The damage seems to conform to the area around the heater, perhaps it is being burned.

Have any other plants shown the same issue?
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the plant is actuly about 2 inchs from it and plant was already kinda like that but has gottin worse in the tank ya others do to but not that bad
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Pictures of each plant will help.
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and there is also some white fuzzy stuff on the sand

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The white stuff is likely fungus and will go away on its own. It is not harmful.

The plants are suffering from some sort of trauma at the moment. Be that too high temperature, too little light, or something killing them off like a chemical. If you have fish in the tank then it is unlikely to be a chemical, if the temperature is below 84F then it isn't that (unless it spiked up and wasn't noticed), and if the lighting is evenly spaced and bright enough then it probably isn't that unless they were damaged during shipping or kept in a dark place for too long before you planted them.

I am not familiar with your light fixture, can you provide details or a link on it?
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they were shipped from cali took 3 days
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Hmm, strange. The light seems to be enough more or less. At the very least it is enough to prevent acute light damage.

How much excel are you dosing and how long are the lights on for per day?

How were the plants kept before being added to the tank?

What is the temperature of your water?
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