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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-06-2016, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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Deficiency in anubias.

I have some kind of deficiency in my heavily planted 40 gallon breeder that is most pronounced in my anubias. I've also had one or two skeletoning leaves in my Argentinian sword.

Water is very hard where I live. Ph 7.9-8.0, ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 0. I dose seachem flourish comprehensive approximately once a week with a cap full or so. I have a finnex planted plus, eheim cannister, and no co2 injection.

Does anyone have any suggestions?



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The last pic looks like nitrogen deficiency, and you said you have none, you should have some...up to 20ppm

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I figured...and that makes sense. But I assumed since there is so much fish waste in my substrate that my nitrogen concentration wouldn't be as low as it is.

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You can test for nitrates right before a water change to see where your nitrogen levels are at (if any).
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I think the problem is the zero nitrates. I use seachem flourish comp for micros, but you probably need to add macros too. I thought my tanks had enough fish waste to support plants, I can see it under the substrate against the glass, but nope. I have to dose ferts.


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JJ, I am in the exact same situation. I dose flourish comp micro and have tons of fish waste under the substrate, even after a thorough gravel vac awhile back. I believe you guys are right and I'm going to experiment slowly adding in macros and doing water tests/observations for the next few months.

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Just out of curiosity, is your tank heavily planted? Mine is. And my filter does a really good job.

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I'd say it's moderately planted. It has a long way to go still. You can see it in my tank journal in the sig line- my 38 has more plants.

Bump: But my smaller tank, the tenner, has anubias so maybe that's more comparable.


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