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Old 01-06-2014, 05:05 PM   #16
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There's no way snails are causing those pinholes, if that's what you're getting at. More likely, the plants are robbing their lower portions of nutrients to make up for a deficiency. Study the formation of your decay and read up on identifying deficiencies. Also, when acclimating the stem plant /environment don't "want" the lower portion anymore and it will waste away to release the healthy portion, and often send new shoots from the base if the root base is healthy and receiving light.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:48 PM   #17
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There's no way snails are causing those pinholes, if that's what you're getting at. More likely, the plants are robbing their lower portions of nutrients to make up for a deficiency. Study the formation of your decay and read up on identifying deficiencies. Also, when acclimating the stem plant /environment don't "want" the lower portion anymore and it will waste away to release the healthy portion, and often send new shoots from the base if the root base is healthy and receiving light.
I have more 300 snails in there. Lol there are to many to count, no exaggeration.

The tops of the plants have had this discoloration pretty much from the start, but it has slowly gotten slightly worse. It looked brownish to me but I guess it could also pass for purplish. The bottom portions of all the plants are lush and green. I am going to try hanging the lights.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:22 AM   #18
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Patience is your greatest friend in this hobby and is greatly needed so get to know it well. Sudden and knee jerk reactions can sometimes cause more problems than good.

Hanging your lights certainly won't hurt but like already suggested you need to cut back your photo period for starters.

What is the plant that this is happening to or is it all of them? Is it possible this species of plant has purple or red tops that you might not be aware of?
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Patience is your greatest friend in this hobby and is greatly needed so get to know it well. Sudden and knee jerk reactions can sometimes cause more problems than good.

Hanging your lights certainly won't hurt but like already suggested you need to cut back your photo period for starters.

What is the plant that this is happening to or is it all of them? Is it possible this species of plant has purple or red tops that you might not be aware of?
Oh yea, I cut way back. It's only going to be on 6-8 hours like suggested. It looks like it's pretty much all of the plants that have the color at the top, to some effect. It's entirely possible that it's supposed to be purplish because I don't know what plants I have. Lol they came with the tank.

Kind of a crappy pic, but it's got the whole scape.

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