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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-2013, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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sagittaria platyphylla issues

I have several of these plants in my tank, I have noticed that lately the plants aren't doing super great like they used to. They are still green, but I am constantly having to prune leaves every week because they turn yellow. Some starts on the tips and gradually gets worse, and some the whole leave turns yellow. Also some of the leaves turns yellow on the edges along the whole base of the leaf. I dose pps-pro and have a t5 ho light fixture on this tank. I also give these plants root tabs, but like I said I'm not sure why this plant keeps loosing leaves, any ideas?
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Re: sagittaria platyphylla issues

I had this when i first got mine. I ended up trimming each of mine down to 2 leaves.

What's your ph?

Are you using any CO2?

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Hi

My ph is about 7.5 and I use excel about 6ml a day on a 29 gallon they are in.
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Pretty sure sags are sensitive to excel, and you're double-dosing it. Might try doing a water change or two, and dialing back the dose for awhile.
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You know that may be it. I do put the excel over the area that the sags are at. If I were to put the excel at a different spot and keep 6ml daily would it make a difference?
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I don't think so. It gets evenly distributed through the tank pretty quickly, assuming that you have decent circulation. I'd just reduce the dose for awhile, then gradually bump it up again once the sag gets established.
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