Alright anubias experts, I want to know about anubias and nutrient deficiencies:
I have anubias nana with DIY CO2, cruddy aqueon hood stock light, dosing API Leaf zone with weekly water change. Ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 10. Since the addition of the CO2 I have seen about 1 new leaf per plant every 1-2 weeks. Some of the plants grow leaves with rippled edges, sometimes when they unfold they remain curly. Several of the plants have pin holes in the leaves, but these are few and only in the largest, oldest leaves. This sounds like nutrient deficiency right? I'm new to ferts, so any clues or things to test for would be helpful. Thank!
Can't say for sure without a photo.. are the crinkled and pin hold leaves old growth?
I was told crinkling/curled leaves it a nitrate deficiency (got a large batch of anubias that all had this problem, new growth looks fine though.. funny seeing nana so crinckled thye look like coffefolia. Pinholes may be potassium levels are too low.
There's also a form member (I'm having a brain fart on their name) who made a sight for aquatic plant deficiencies.. I'm sure they'll chime in here eventually.
Thanks for the support, such a cool plant, with such a wide variation of species, so I thought that it needed a set place for people to admire and inquire. Also, impressive collection! Now, let's get down to brass tacks...is the aquatic 'banana plant' in any way related to the Anubias family? And thank you for the info on propagation...now once I take care of my bacteria bloom I can start multiplying!
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Thank you ^^ sadly i lost 3 of them today a coffefolia, a tiny piece of nana (didn't expect it to live, had virtually no rhizome) and.. uh can't recall the name for the last one was a tall narrow leafed anubias I got recently...( lost them to rhizome rot :c) so its a smaller collection now.. going to have to buy more!
Don't quote me on this, but I thought I read that the banana plant was more closely related to the 'lotus' plants than the anubias family.. again might be remembering wrong. I know the Bucephalandra is a close relative of the anubias (at least that's what I recall recently reading on this forum).
Some more close up in tank anubias shots with guest appearance of some gloso and Arit'oto' the betta