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Old 12-31-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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Plant Deficiency Thoughts


Take a look at the pics below and give me your thoughts of what deficiency(s) could this be. I am thinking Phosphate &/or Potassium. I pick out leaves from the surface everyday.











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I cannot speak for the limnophila pics, but from the pic of the jungle val it kind of looks like my anubias when I have co2 deficiency.
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CO2.

P stellata grows very weedy otherwise. If it melts, you moved it too much or poor CO2 etc.
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CO2.

P stellata grows very weedy otherwise. If it melts, you moved it too much or poor CO2 etc.

opps... its P. Stellata ..... I thought it was limnophilla
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CO2.

P stellata grows very weedy otherwise. If it melts, you moved it too much or poor CO2 etc.
Thanks for the comment. I up'd my CO2 yesterday and will up it this weekend some more when I am around to make sure it is not to much for the fish. I am injecting thru an Atomic inline diffuser and dissolved thru a reactor. The last 2 times I have trimmed, I have topped them and replanted because the bottoms have looked really bad like they do in the pics. They always grow like mad and the new growth always looks good.

I am also dosing 1 tsp of Mono-Potassium Phosphate, 1/2 tsp of Potassium Nitrate & 1/2 tsp of Potassium Sulfate on Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday. I up'd the dosage by a 1/2 tsp on all 3 yesterday. I also dose 1/2 tsp Magnesium, 1/2 tsp Plantex & 1/8 tsp of iron on Monday, Wed. & Friday.

Please give me your thoughts!
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