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HI All,

Jawn here, from Singapore..nice to know everyone here , after seeing all the wonderful tanks, i would like to share my bit and hope to get some advice from any kind soul here to further improve my tank..

I started this hobby since half a year ago, and is begining to get serious on it, this is so far my first planted tank, the previous tanks, were crap..things doesnt get going , plants rot, not enough of substrate,no CO2, etc..till I decided to save up and get all the necessary equipment and start afresh,

This is a 2ft tank, just a humble little tank, sitting in my study room..
Hope to get some advice from the experts here as I'm facing a little problem with the plants.

Here's a little specs for my tank,

Size: 2ft
Water Parameter: PH 6.0
DIY Nutrafin CO2
Eheim Liberty 200
Dosing Tetra Florapride, dosing adequately weekly, and Tetra water conditional.

the main problem I'm facing now are ,

There are little tiny holes on the leaves of green stem plant on the back, left ones, the leaves are also turning yellowish and fading slowly thu new ones are growing..what could be the problem? is it snails? or am I lacking of something else?

Thanks for the valuable advice in advance and thanks for viewing my tank.

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Great lighting on that tank and I love you'r choice of fish and substrate ..Wait for someone with a bit more knowledge to answer you'r questions..hehe (im new too)

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HI Organic SB..

Thanks mate, just very easy going fishes..guppies..and clories and otos..

Rdgs,
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..Your welcome.. good luck with your tank also!


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righto!..

same for you!.. mind sharing your tank photos with me?

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lol Jawn..look 2 threads below urs in the photo booth forum ..comments are welcome also!

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It looks like you are using 2-3mm pool filter silica sand, which is inert in terms of planted tank.

Are those tiny pinholes all over the leaves (not only at the edges)? How about the look of the new growth leaves? I suspect you might be needing some MgSO4 and perhaps K deficiency. How about looking at the plant forum and compare your problem to others'.

If you are not sure what you might be lacking of in keeping planted tank and needs an instant lesson, I highly suggest rex grigg's website (look at his post for a link).


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HI Medicineman,

care to explain what is MgSO4 and K?
thanks.

And what is the link for the mentioned site?

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MgSO4 and K+ are just specific fertilizers used for aquarium use. You will find that many people will comment specifically on which nutrients are deficient and causing problems.

K or potasium when deficient can cause a lot of pin holing on the leaves of plants.
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HI jimmydrsv,

Noted, thanks for the info.

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Questions answered.

MgSO4 or called magnesim sulphate can be found in chemical stores or also known as epsom salt. You want those extra Mg in the tank for the sake of especially new leaves growth. As you know that cloropyl A and cloropyl B are both consist of Mg as one of the building block and Mg usually does not come at a sufficient amount out from commercial fertilizer.

K or kalium (pottasium) is needed in a modest amount of around 30-40ppm. At the right amount it can also help in battleing algae. Some sources of K from KCl, KN03 or KH2SO4. Your garden NPK fertilizer also contains K.

What I know is that Singapore water is potable but contains chloramine and chlor, a thing to watch out for.


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My water is particularly soft in my area. I might have to go find me some epson salt. I haven't heard it overly emphasized in the past but it seems to be popping up a lot quite recently in a bunch of different threads.
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