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Please help ID deficiency

Hi all,

Please help me to ID this deficiency.
I'm dosing PPS-PRO, see picture below.

Notice the sword leaves become very thin in some place, and there are also tiny holes on the Hygro too. Thank you.


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I'm dosing PPS-PRO
What do you mean by PPS-PRO?

If I were to hazard a guess, I would say you are
deficient in everything including C02.

Are you still using the HOB filter?

How do you diffuse C02?

You have relatively easy to grow plants, with a lot
of light they grow fast, when they grow fast they need
more nutrients including C02.

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What do you mean by PPS-PRO?

If I were to hazard a guess, I would say you are
deficient in everything including C02.

Are you still using the HOB filter?

How do you diffuse C02?

You have relatively easy to grow plants, with a lot
of light they grow fast, when they grow fast they need
more nutrients including C02.
Hi,

Here's the link to PPS-Pro dosing regime
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...ysis-feedback/

Yes, I'm still using HOB filter.

DIY Co2 reactor, the verturi design and it's very efficient. However, I did cut back CO2 so it's around 15ppm now.

Now that you pointed out, it's true the problem is with the fast growing plants only.
Moss, pellia, riccia, anubias seem to do fine.

I will try to increase co2 to see what happen.

Thank you.

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What made you decide to cut back on CO2? Just curious.


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What made you decide to cut back on CO2? Just curious.

Because PPS-pro is a very lean system, and according to what I read 15ppm is good enough.

I just up my co2, hopefully this solves the problems.

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That looks just like my hygro when my co2 drops too low. Are you sure it's up to 15ppm?
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That looks just like my hygro when my co2 drops too low. Are you sure it's up to 15ppm?
Hi,

I based the reading on ph/kh/co2 relationship. Of course this can be wrong, I'm gonna do a large water change and get my reading again. Thanks.

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Hi,

I based the reading on ph/kh/co2 relationship. Of course this can be wrong, I'm gonna do a large water change and get my reading again. Thanks.

Kevin
Taking the readings just after a water change would lead to even great inaccuracies methinks. Your best bet is a drop checker. Even they aren't very accurate, or quick to respond, but it's better than the pH/kH method. Ultimately your fish and plants will tell you what proper CO2 levels are.


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Thanks. I will wait for the water to settle a while before taking reading.
I will increase my co2 slowly until I got some pearling.
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