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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-15-2019, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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What deficiency is this?

I canít figure out what this deficiency is...can someone chime in and tell me what it is...phosphate? Magnesium?

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Hi @fishfood!!,

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Trying to diagnose a deficiency with just a picture is sort of like me taking a picture of my car engine to a mechanic and asking him what is wrong with it.

How about a little more information please?

Tank size -

Water Parameters

pH -

dKH -

dGH -

nitrates (ppm of NO3) -

What nutrients are you dosing?

How much of each?

How often?

Do you do a weekly water change? How much?

Also, so pictures of other plants in the tank showing new growth and mature leaves might help.

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What deficiency is this?

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Hi @fishfood!!,



Welcome to TPT!



Trying to diagnose a deficiency with just a picture is sort of like me taking a picture of my car engine to a mechanic and asking him what is wrong with it.



How about a little more information please?



Tank size -



Water Parameters



pH -



dKH -



dGH -



nitrates (ppm of NO3) -



What nutrients are you dosing?



How much of each?



How often?



Do you do a weekly water change? How much?



Also, so pictures of other plants in the tank showing new growth and mature leaves might help.


Sorry for the lack of information! lol

Here it is:

Itís a 10 gallon

PH around 6.5 - 6.8

dKH 1

dGH 8 - 10

Nitrate 20-30ppm

Itís a shrimp only tank and since I am using nutrient soil I only add equilibrium, potassium and micro. I add equilibrium maybe once every other water change. I change 10% water once per 2-3 weeks. But I run the tank at 72 Fahrenheit so I add an additional 1 gallon once 2 weeks due to evaporation.

No CO2 so I donít dose heavily. About 5 to 10 ppm of Seachem Potassium per week and recommended dosage twice a week for Seachem Flourish.

Tank is setup less than 6 months

Excuse the AR, i stuck those in there as an experiment and just some more covers for the shrimp to hide so I know it requires CO2 and and better condition to thrive

I am having the same issue with this plant in a high tech tank that I dose like a clock so I donít get it

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Hi @fishfood!!,

Based upon the 'hooked downward leaf tips' and scalloped leaf margins(likely Ca), rolled leaf margins (likely Mg), and necrosis of the older leaves I would suggest adding sufficient Seachem Equilibrium to increase the dGH by 2.0 degrees to a little over 10 dGH. Then watch the new leaves as they emerge and mature, do not watch the existing leaves they will not change and may continue to decline. What you should see the the new leaves emerge straighter, without the hooking at the leaf tip. The new leaf margins should have minimal scalloping of the margins. As the new leaves mature the leaf margins should not curl (roll) under like is currently happening. Get back with us in a couple of weeks and let us know how things are progressing.
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From the symptoms, likely -B and also -Zn.
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