|01-26-2013 02:46 PM|
Something interesting that I just witnessed within the past several days. I still had the same problem with new leaves of Kota Tingii, Minima 'Gasser', and Hudoroi was still grow low to the ground as the pictures. I tried increasing my GH and CA dosing but I still had the same result. I noticed something different a several days ago when after a water change. The new leaves perk right up. After noticing that, I did a big water change to reset the tank. I reduced my macro dosing. Now they are growing straight up like normal. I didn't test the NPK levels before all the water changes. Just tested my nitrate at 8ppm and phosphateat 1ppm. I would suspected the levels were much higher. Could it be high nitrate level causing it?
According to a thread over APC discussed high nitrate level will cause the leaves to deform. It also dicussed about boron deficiency but I don't think that is the cause in my tank. As I didn't increase my Boron dosage.
btw, the holes in the new leaves were eaten by bristlenoses.
|01-10-2013 05:56 PM|
|01-10-2013 05:45 PM|
|wheatiesl337||I dose excell with crypts without issue.|
|01-10-2013 05:15 PM|
A quick update... I have done two 10% water change as it is hooked up to my auto water change system and continual dosing of macro and micro on alternating days. I added 1.5 tablespoon of GH booster and 1 tablespoon of calcium about 4 days ago. All the crypts are perking up pretty good.
It is weird, I didn't think AS would extract calcium from my water column. I know AS would lower the KH.
|01-08-2013 05:40 PM|
|wabisabi||True that excel melts crypts. But I usually start to see it's negative effects on crypts within a week of dosing it, not 3-4 weeks after. Same holds true for algicide products. The time sequence doesn't make sense for them to be the culprit.|
|01-08-2013 02:42 PM|
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|01-08-2013 12:11 PM|
|chad320||Before I even got to the end of this thread I was thinking, that's exactly what Excel does to my crypts. That's it without a doubt in my mind. Algae fix doesn't do that to Crypts.|
|01-08-2013 11:53 AM|
Just my two cent's.
|01-07-2013 09:19 PM|
I'm kind of leaning towards Aquasoil being added that it is changing the chemistry of the water.
|01-07-2013 08:44 PM|
|DogFish||There's a suspect for you. Did you use Excel too?|
|01-07-2013 08:13 PM|
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|01-07-2013 07:39 PM|
|01-07-2013 07:35 PM|
|looking4roselines||All your crypt photos (with the exception of the last) appear to be physical damage from your shrimps. I've seen this when while my cherries snack on my crypt leaves. They seem to have developed a taste for all other crypts except for c bullosa. Maybe the leaves are not as tender as other leaves.|
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