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Old 08-05-2014, 05:28 PM   #1
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Deficiency ID please


Okay I cut my sword to no leaves about a week ago and now it has 4 new leaves that's are slightly brown and not looking to good. Can anyone help me all other plants in tank look great (wisteria, Cabomba, S. Repens, bunch of crypts and flame moss).




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Old 08-06-2014, 05:48 PM   #2
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Nitrate deficiency seems to be the obvious one. Followed by micros (Iron, Manganese and such).

You can measure your nitrate levels using a liquid test kit, and check them over a few weeks while dosing to see if they stay around 10 ppm. Also check your tap water, and some distilled water to get a comparative reading of 0 ppm.

Micros - easy to dose, a little bit goes a long way. Also consider adding some root tab or fert stick or gel pack underneath the plant.

Not knowing what you dose at the moment... these would be my guesses.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:52 PM   #3
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Nitrate deficiency seems to be the obvious one. Followed by micros (Iron, Manganese and such).

You can measure your nitrate levels using a liquid test kit, and check them over a few weeks while dosing to see if they stay around 10 ppm. Also check your tap water, and some distilled water to get a comparative reading of 0 ppm.

Micros - easy to dose, a little bit goes a long way. Also consider adding some root tab or fert stick or gel pack underneath the plant.

Not knowing what you dose at the moment... these would be my guesses.
Oh yeah didn't post my dosing sorry. I am doing flourish comp 2-3x a week along with osmocote plus root tabs.

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Depending on other factors (light, CO2) not dosing macros can cause issues, even if your (other) plants still look good at the moment.
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I'm a little confused.

You cut all the leaves off the plant (ouch), and now it grew 4 leaves. What is the problem exactly?
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Those leafs look fine, leave it alone for a bit.

What kind of sword is it? It's got some thin leafs for a sword and I think it might be something else.
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I'm a little confused.

You cut all the leaves off the plant (ouch), and now it grew 4 leaves. What is the problem exactly?
Well it was a petsmart plant and the roots and leaves werent in best condition so I planted it and waiting for roots to become established. Then I purned leaves hoping to get better leaves.

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Those leafs look fine, leave it alone for a bit.

What kind of sword is it? It's got some thin leafs for a sword and I think it might be something else.
Its an amazon sword (petsmart). Those leaves are maybe a day or two old so idk about thickness.

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Ok. Though it seems to be growing back just fine to me. Is there something that looks abnormal about it in person or are you concerned that it wouldn't grow back properly?
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Ok. Though it seems to be growing back just fine to me. Is there something that looks abnormal about it in person or are you concerned that it wouldn't grow back properly?
Not really a little brown but maybe it's still new. I have no clue im totally a beginner in plants really lol

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Old 08-07-2014, 12:33 PM   #10
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Oh ok. Yeah new sword leaves often grow out looking a little more brown or red, so I think your plant is doing well for now!
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Okay cool I should be starting EI dosing this week

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Sounds good. Let us know how it works out and if you have any other plant problems.
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