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Forum: Plants Today, 12:04 AM
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Posted By Zapins
Read through this thread for an explanation of...

Read through this thread for an explanation of why we get algae: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=679601

Excess nutrients don't directly cause algae to appear. It is a...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By Zapins
A few things. CO2 is used by plants to make...

A few things.

CO2 is used by plants to make sugars and oxygen. If you provide a lot of CO2 to plants their chlorophyll will have plenty of CO2 to convert into oxygen. This is only one molecule in...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By Zapins
No, pearling is almost completely unrelated to...

No, pearling is almost completely unrelated to plant health. Pearling is simply a result of over saturating the water with oxygen. This can happen for many reasons (temperature changes, super...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,549
Posted By Zapins
It isn't super critical to know exactly what ppm...

It isn't super critical to know exactly what ppm CO2 you have in the water. With 2-3 bubbles per second you'll probably have enough. In fact, if you are adding pressurized CO2 to the tank you are...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By Zapins
How old are these leaves? Are they the older or...

How old are these leaves? Are they the older or newer leaves on the plant? Posting a full plant picture that shows the damaged leaves would help.

Are you noticing similar issues on other plants in...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 03:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,549
Posted By Zapins
That is true but his question specifically asked...

That is true but his question specifically asked about plants which start developing abnormally between 200-500 ppm in water. Fish can easily be killed by much lower concentrations as you mentioned....
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 02:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,549
Posted By Zapins
Not likely. Anything under 200 ppm CO2 in the...

Not likely. Anything under 200 ppm CO2 in the water is definitely safe, 200-500 ppm is where growth problems may start to happen depending on the species.
Forum: Plants 08-21-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,178
Posted By Zapins
Ammonia toxicity is quite common especially with...

Ammonia toxicity is quite common especially with aquasoil or miracle grow soils. Not every batch of aquasoil releases tons of ammonia though. The batches that do are known as "bad batches of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 349
Posted By Zapins
Just because the leaves are deficient does not...

Just because the leaves are deficient does not mean they are totally useless or will harm the plant if left attached. If you suddenly trim off all the leaves the plant will have almost no way to...
Forum: Plants 08-21-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,549
Posted By Zapins
The rushes are not fully aquatic plants and will...

The rushes are not fully aquatic plants and will die if kept underwater permanently so they are not a good choice for aquariums, they are better for ponds.

When BBA turns red it means it has been...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 349
Posted By Zapins
Yep, not shipping damage.

Yep, not shipping damage.
Forum: Plants 08-21-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By Zapins
Yes, it likely just needs time to sort itself out...

Yes, it likely just needs time to sort itself out and grow underwater leaves. As long as you are adding fertilizers like normal then it won't develop deficiencies.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 349
Posted By Zapins
It doesn't look like heat/fungus/cold damage from...

It doesn't look like heat/fungus/cold damage from shipping, so I doubt shipping damage. It is a nutrient deficiency from the previous owner's tank.

How long was it in the mail for? Just a few...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 349
Posted By Zapins
Definitely in terrible shape. They are deficient...

Definitely in terrible shape. They are deficient in a nutrient, but I doubt it is nitrogen since the new leaves are normal size and a nitrogen deficiency that has gone on for that long would cause...
Forum: Plants 08-21-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By Zapins
In my experience L. glandulosa is one of the...

In my experience L. glandulosa is one of the slowest growing plants in the hobby. Definitely the slowest growing stem plant I've kept.
Forum: Plants 08-20-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,178
Posted By Zapins
I wouldn't mind if the TPT mods did decide to...

I wouldn't mind if the TPT mods did decide to sticky a link to the deficiencyfinder site, but I've noticed that usually stickies are made when several people on the forum send the moderator a message...
Forum: Plants 08-20-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,178
Posted By Zapins
I agree with the possible ammonia toxicity. This...

I agree with the possible ammonia toxicity. This is because both new and old growth are damaged. Nutrient deficiencies affect either the new or the old growth, not both (except late stage nitrogen...
Forum: Plants 08-20-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By Zapins
It won't die. It will just lose some leaves as it...

It won't die. It will just lose some leaves as it transitions to underwater leaves. The leaves it has now are not adapted to being underwater and they are dying off because of that.

As long as you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-20-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 726
Posted By Zapins
I agree Ca and Mg aren't the issue and they...

I agree Ca and Mg aren't the issue and they aren't that high at all, they are about 1 degree hardness (very soft actually).

Is that water report for your house specifically or just a general area...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 726
Posted By Zapins
Never got your PM.

Never got your PM.
Forum: Plants 08-19-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Zapins
I agree. Its a hygro species, probably Hygrophila...

I agree. Its a hygro species, probably Hygrophila corymbosa 'Compact'
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 726
Posted By Zapins
dwb53910 - there could be a few reasons for this...

dwb53910 - there could be a few reasons for this problem. But since the damage is only located to the old growth it may be a mobile nutrient deficiency which seems somewhat unlikely given the...
Forum: Plants 08-19-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By Zapins
The plant looks emerse grown, it looks like it...

The plant looks emerse grown, it looks like it may just be transitioning to submersed growth. Losing the lower leaves in this situation is not due to a nutrient deficiency.

Also not so sure that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 726
Posted By Zapins
More photos will help.

More photos will help.
Forum: Plants 08-18-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Zapins
This seems to be a common problem with this...

This seems to be a common problem with this species of plant, I've seen several recent posts with necrotic new growth. The symptoms show up on the new leaves so if it is a deficiency causing the...
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