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Forum: Plants Today, 03:25 AM
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Posted By Zapins
Looks like iron deficiency (pale new leaves)....

Looks like iron deficiency (pale new leaves). What are you dosing anything with iron in it?
Forum: Plants Today, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By Zapins
This is normal. Your plants are healthy. I...

This is normal. Your plants are healthy.

I have seen this question asked several times in the past. Would you mind if I added your photograph to my database for aquatic plant deficiencies?...
Forum: Plants 04-19-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By Zapins
Pics might help.

Pics might help.
Forum: Plants 04-19-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By Zapins
Plants start using the new nutrients immediately,...

Plants start using the new nutrients immediately, but if a plant has been damaged by deficiency it will need to grow completely new leaves and stems in order to be healthy again. Damaged tissues will...
Forum: Plants 04-19-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By Zapins
The holes on the old leaves are most likely...

The holes on the old leaves are most likely potassium deficiency. Hygrophilas are sensitive to a lack of potassium and develop holes first. That is why the other plants do not look as bad.

The new...
Forum: Plants 04-18-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By Zapins
More photos (showing new and old leaves, and...

More photos (showing new and old leaves, and different plant species) would be helpful.

What gram or teaspoon amount of CSM+B are you adding and how often are you adding it?
Forum: Plants 04-18-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By Zapins
More photos would help. Is this the only plant...

More photos would help. Is this the only plant you see this on?

Are you dosing with CSM+B or something else?

What source of iron are you adding? How much?

Do you have a nitrate test kit?...
Forum: Plants 04-14-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Zapins
Honestly I'd just start dosing all the nutrients...

Honestly I'd just start dosing all the nutrients your plants need. They need all of them, and if you replace just iron there is a good chance they will use up another nutrient and become deficient in...
Forum: Substrate 04-10-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Zapins
It is functionally inert. If you don't dose iron...

It is functionally inert. If you don't dose iron your plants will develop iron deficiencies.

Just because there is iron in the substrate doesn't mean plants can get at it and it doesn't mean it...
Forum: Plants 04-08-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Zapins
White new leaves usually means iron deficiency....

White new leaves usually means iron deficiency. What are you adding with iron in it?
Forum: Plants 03-30-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By Zapins
When you aren't dosing nutrients it isn't too...

When you aren't dosing nutrients it isn't too hard to believe this is a chronic mild-moderate nutrient deficiency. Buces are very slow growing plants and take months to show deficiencies, they are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By Zapins
I think that it is highly likely to be a lack of...

I think that it is highly likely to be a lack of light causing the issue. 5 year old bulbs are basically shot and put out nearly no usable light. Bulbs start deteriorating after 9 months, and should...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-29-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By Zapins
Pics of the plants and of your lights would help....

Pics of the plants and of your lights would help. Also if you can link to or copy and paste your fertilizing instructions.

What wattage and type of lighting do you have?
Forum: Plants 03-29-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Zapins
The holes are definitely snail damage, though the...

The holes are definitely snail damage, though the pale plants might be a nutrient issue.

What are you adding for iron?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,756
Posted By Zapins
According to your dosing schedule you are adding...

According to your dosing schedule you are adding the following to a 26g tank:
CSM+B adds 0.11 ppm Fe per day, 0.77 ppm per week
NO3 5.61 ppm each dose, 16.83 ppm per week
PO4 1.42 ppm per dose,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-14-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,756
Posted By Zapins
This looks like a toxicity to me, multiple...

This looks like a toxicity to me, multiple symptoms that don't match well between species and aren't confined to new or old growth but rather on both.

I see that this thread is 3 and a half months...
Forum: Plants 03-14-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Zapins
How to Diagnose Plant Deficiencies - Step by Step Guide

After several years of reading up on plant deficiencies, doing tests on my own plants and reading many deficiency threads I figured I would write up a guide that walks you through how to figure out...
Forum: Plants 03-13-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 932
Posted By Zapins
Yes I've read that PDF before. The thing is, that...

Yes I've read that PDF before. The thing is, that is more of a summary of the theory of why it should work. But where are the numbers that they cite in the "recent studies." Was the study done by a...
Forum: Plants 03-12-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 932
Posted By Zapins
Seattle, would you mind posting the article title...

Seattle, would you mind posting the article title that you found on glut and plant growth? I would like to read them. I have often doubted glut's helpfulness in plant growth and it would be nice to...
Forum: Plants 03-11-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Zapins
Oh, just read it was the angels haha. Good...

Oh, just read it was the angels haha.

Good to know it was fish damage. Makes sense given the shape of the leaf.

Would you mind if I added the photo to the www.DeficiencyFinder.com for an...
Forum: Plants 03-10-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Zapins
Certainly looks like mechanical. Since the leaf...

Certainly looks like mechanical. Since the leaf is new, it makes deficiency highly unlikely.
Forum: Plants 03-08-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By Zapins
Are the angels pairing up? They may be nipping at...

Are the angels pairing up? They may be nipping at the leaves to clear off a place to lay eggs and damaging the surface layer of the leaves leaving the marks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Zapins
The cysts look like assassin snail eggs to me. ...

The cysts look like assassin snail eggs to me.

You need to add all the fertilizers to assure the plants grow properly. However, the plants are most likely suffering most directly from iron...
Forum: Plants 03-08-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 732
Posted By Zapins
Equilibrium has: potassium sulfate, calcium...

Equilibrium has: potassium sulfate, calcium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate in it. As you say mainly K2SO4. Of these nutrients only K and Mg are mobile nutrients (when...
Forum: Plants 03-08-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By Zapins
Hard to say. Doesn't look like a deficiency, the...

Hard to say. Doesn't look like a deficiency, the patterns are random, do not have the usual chlorotic boarder, and aren't on the right parts of the plant. Also, other plants in the tank are not...
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