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Old 03-21-2013, 04:49 AM   #1
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new planted tank - a few questions


Hi,

I have a tank that's just finishing it's cycling and last saturday, I planted so plants. I bought a crypt, (not sure which one, but looks like wendtii I think), and amazon sword and a couple of anubias.

The crypt came grouped in three small clumps so I planted them all individually. I've notice a new leaf on 2 of the three, but it's brown on both plants. One of my anubias leaf is turning brown too.

I've dosed the tank with flourish once, but am wondering if the dosing of ammonia is affecting the plants because the ph is dropping slightly each day. any ideas? also, I have a Fluval edge with stock lighting and a 30 led DIY lightbar.
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what's the substrate? If you have a dark substrate like flourite dark I think that would cause it.
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Flourish comprehensive has ammonia? I don't think so.
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Flourish comprehensive has ammonia? I don't think so.
Ya... never said it did.

"I have a tank that's just finishing it's cycling"

"I've dosed the tank with flourish once, but am wondering if the dosing of ammonia is affecting the plants" - 2 separate things.
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what's the substrate? If you have a dark substrate like flourite dark I think that would cause it.
I'm using Fluval Stratum. I'm not a fan as it's too light in weight and crumbles/muddies easy. too late now though.

Can you explain how the dark substrate would cause browning of the leaves?
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