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Old 03-09-2014, 01:00 AM   #1
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DeficiencyFinder - new resource for diagnosing plant problems.


While far from finished I want to let everyone know that there is a new free resource available for figuring out plant issues, deficiencies, toxicities and other growth problems. After making a few deficiency diagnosis diagrams and writing a few articles on the subject I decided a database with actual photographs of each individual plant species and each individual deficiency might be more helpful.

My database is called the DeficiencyFinder and is located here: www.DeficiencyFinder.com

I encourage anyone having a plant problem to browse through the site, read descriptions and message me or post on the forum if you need help confirming or figuring out a plant problem.

I'll be adding toxicity sections, and different ways of sorting the entries in time.

If you'd like to help me expand the database I'm always looking for good photos of any kind of plant problem. Send me an email or a PM and I'll give you credit when I use them in a description. I'd also like to thank all hobbyists who have already helped by contributing photos, thank you!

This is what the site looks like:
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:15 AM   #2
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Thank you Zapins!
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:11 AM   #3
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Neat. Thank you!
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:36 AM   #4
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Nice to see you "officially" announcing the site Zapins!
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:43 AM   #5
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It took me a while to get the programming fixed and enough entries to be of use.

I'd like to personally thank you TekWarren for hosting the site on your server. You have been really great! Thank you!
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Looking good. Gonna have to bookmark this.
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It is my pleasure! After you helping me on multiple occasions, doing this for you was a no brainer. The resource you are building is going to be invaluable to a lot of people.



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Old 03-09-2014, 05:13 AM   #8
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Sweet!
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That is a handy resource. Thanks for creating it.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:57 AM   #10
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Really neat idea Zapins. This will prove to be an invaluable resource to many hobbyists, especially as it becomes more comprehensive.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:00 AM   #11
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Mg deficiency will have a veining on the leaves, Anubias are particularly obvious plants, recovery is rapid, 1-2 days typically.

I've never seen a confirmed Ca++ deficiency.
Maybe pure RO users might run across this.
About the only way I know of.
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Awesome
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Looking good .. Great job !!! Thanks for doing this.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:03 AM   #14
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A much needed resource. Since im new to planted tanks im certain i will accidentally contribute to your database a few times. Thanks for your effort on this one. If everyone chips in it can be the " go to" resource for plant issues.

Also id like to suggest people "prove" their solution to a problem. It doesnt help anyone if you think your (insert shotgun approach) helped but didnt control other variables. Specificity is key.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:32 AM   #15
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Thanks everyone.

I've added a "light deficiency" category and several more entries to the other categories.

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If everyone chips in it can be the " go to" resource for plant issues.
So far people have been very helpful. I'm still on the lookout for more though.

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Also id like to suggest people "prove" their solution to a problem. It doesnt help anyone if you think your (insert shotgun approach) helped but didnt control other variables. Specificity is key.
All entries currently on the deficiency finder have been proved with a couple of exceptions (mainly for iron deficiency since nothing else really looks like it).
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