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What is it? and what's wrong with it?!

This plant has looked terrible from the beginning. Sold as Anubias hastafolia, but I'm not quite sure that is correct. Pics of hastafolia I have seen typically have arrowhead shaped leaves, unless that is an emersed vs. submerged leaf shape change. It grows more like a rosette plant than a rhizome, and has been shooting up quite a few root runners off the mother plant.

Tank specs - 75g, med-high light, CO2 injected with 1*pH drop, EI fert levels calculated for 60g although I had been going a bit lighter on the micros. My fert method has used EI ratios and testing for nitrate at the end of the week. If nitrate is high I cut back dosing, if low increase dosing. Doesn't seem to make a difference for this plant. pH 7.4->6.4(w/ CO2), gH 6 kH4, been adding 1 tsp Epsom salt and 1 tsp potassium bicarbonate weekly post 50% wc. Most other plants have been growing somewhere between acceptable and spectacular.

I moved one of the runners into another tank and it looks much better in this low-tech set-up:

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