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Old 03-11-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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55 gal newb planted tank with plant Q's


I have had my aquarium set up for about a year with some community fish & now and then I would throw a plant in there...I loved the look and decided to add some more and a little more... and now I am wanting to go all out and plant this baby!

Fish

10 red eyed tetras
2 clown loaches
2 syn. cats
6 syn corys
1 marble headstander
3 cardinal tetras
4 serpae tetras
1 dojo loach
10 white clouds
7 ghost shrimp
3 oto's
3 amano shrimp
2 bamboo shrimp

plants include
anacharis
water onion
amazon sword
xmas tree moss
windelov java fern
java fern
marimo moss ballx2
pennywort
water sprite
dwarf baby tears
anubias indicta

Fluval 306 canister for filtration
dosing weekly with AP flourish & AP root tabs monthly
dosing with excel starting next week
Finnex RayII ultraslim 48" LED lighting

QUESTION!
All my plants seem to be doing ok, not losing color, melting, or browning EXCEPT the nana.
2 days ago it was a beautiful dark green no algae, no browning, nice roots & rhizome. Yesterday it was turning brown and had spots on the edges of the leaves and today the leaves are mostly brown, no longer dark green and no algae that I can see. My headstander has been working on nippling the edges of the leaves now that it is dying off or whatever it is doing and I am ok with that , but what is the cause? I know this is a low light plant--am I cooking it with my LED's. I have had this plant approx. 5-7 days.

Thanks!
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:36 PM   #2
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above was last week...then i dug this out of my storage and thought I would have my star moss cover it so i put it in the center of the tank.....

photo's taken with a samsung g3.... so they aren't the greatest.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:07 PM   #3
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No expert here but I don't think star moss is fully aquatic. Anyways that tank is lovely!
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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Hello keep...

Anubias is a low light plant and naturally grows slowly in most tank conditions. It may do much better with a bit of shade. I have this plant in a larger tank with a bit brighter light and float Anacharis (Waterweed) above it.

The shade may be all it needs to recover. I also dose a liquid source of macro and micro nutrients once a week when I do the water change.

Just a couple of thoughts.

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:02 PM   #5
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thanks. I moved it underneath the right side of my center 'log' to shade & part of my amazon is helping shade as well. hope it recovers but my fish are really enjoying the snack now.

pic shows the browning... & my red eyes playing follow the leader. they are great at always staying together & majority of the time the serpae's join... this is 1\3 of the tank and 21 fish are in the picture & the 22nd and 23rd are in that log (golden nugget & headstander) .....they don't make use of there space ....GROUPIES I tell ya....
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:11 PM   #6
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Only 1 plant not doing well seems logically that it is having trouble adapting to the minerals in the water. I have found that Brightwell aquatics FlorinAxis helps my plants to adapt. Cheapest at LNT, which has no shipping charges
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:53 AM   #7
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all my cory's gathering at the algae tab & a shot of the golden nugget while he was still at the LFS.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:37 AM   #8
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Question CleaN up Crew Help?!?!

My tank has been staying decent algae wise until I put my new finnex ray2 on 48" & now I have it growing on 3 of the 4 walls & if it weren't for my toddler and my magfloat the front glass would prob have it too... what type of cuc do you peeps use\recommend. i currently have a couple ghost shrimp that have lasted for a long time in there even through the cycle....
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:51 AM   #9
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Default high\mid light plants?

With my tank would my lights be considered high or mid? My nana completely melted away even after I tried to hide it in the shade of other plants. I am having noticable growth with some of my taller stemmed plants & my pennywort that I have floating has went from about 5-6 leaves to about 10...i don't want to gather any low lights plants yet tho if i am going to cook them.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:08 AM   #10
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Do you have the Nana planted in the substrate? I attach mine to rocks or drift wood. The rhizome needs to be above the substrate.
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I would consider your Finnex RayII, typically mounted about 3" to 4" above a standard 55g, to be high light except for the absolute bottom of the tank, which would be in the medium, medium-high range. Here is a PAR value chart so you know a little more about your fixture.

You are going to need pressurized CO2 for your tank with that light if you want lush plant growth without algae issues. Or you can mount the light 12 inches or so above the tank and adjust PAR values for the type of tank you desire, high-light high-tech tank, a medium-light tank, or a low-light scenario.
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My nana completely melted away even after I tried to hide it in the shade of other plants. i don't want to gather any low lights plants yet tho if i am going to cook them.
Anubias and some floating plants are the only low light plants that I have heard are sensitive to high light.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:00 AM   #13
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Thanks Pax! I am going to work on getting some more floaters as well as mod the legs on my Ray2 to lift it up some off of the tank. I am hoping to grow a carpet of HC or micro\mini grass at some point tho.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:43 AM   #14
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Default new dwarf baby tears--how to promote growth?

Purchased a pot of dwarf baby tears tonight and split the pot in half and planted along side of my sand bed... when i finally scape the tank fully (yea should have done that first, but i didn't think I would be taking this tank down the fully planted path) I am going to use the sand as a "road' and swirl a path lined in stoned through it. Also got my rotella indicta (sorry if my spelling is off) to line the inside of my 'road' with ....am going to head to the river for roacks this weekend hopefully weather pending so I can't get some pictures on here. Any help on how to get the baby tears to blanket quickly without using Co2? I ordered some excel liquid co2...i am ok with dosing with that.
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updated pics from my galaxy3 sorry they aren't that great. Had a major algae issue when I got the new light and still need to get a nerite to clean it up off my plants. I do still have my amazon swords and jungle vals..my headstander is doig a great job at keeping them mowed down to only inches long however, I do have runners coming off of the swords and new leaves of the swords.
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