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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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Is this a potassium deficiency?


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Everything was perfect till I moved from CT to Long Island. Then this started happening. Dosing the Seachem line in bottle recommended amounts via a modified EI method schedule.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 05:26 AM
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Yes, it looks like it. Is that Hygrophila polysperma?

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I believe it to be yes. Turns slightly pinkish at the top when healthy.
So there was really that much more potassium in the CT water or could this be a GH deficiency?


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Hygrophila's tend to use up lots of K. Maybe you just have more plant mass now than back in CT.
Also, NY has very soft water.
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Thank you for the help! Much appreciated.


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Probably potassium deficiency.
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