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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-02-2019, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Aquarium Soil Tropica - Kills my plants

Hey every plant that put in Aquarium Soil Tropica, have died, first that's I thought it was because I have no Co2, but my Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini', grows very good in the sand but anytime I put it in the soil it dies, olso tried Pogostemon erectus it also died, no I'm currently trying Bacopa caroliniana, but thats olso starting to melt away
I did put Nutrition Capsules, in the soil, maby i put to many in? anyone knows what's wrong?

350 liters.

Seiryu Rock

Aquarium Soil Tropica
In the middel - Nutrition Capsules

Fertilising plan
Ones a week 34ml Premium Nutrition Tropica


No co2


Kh : 12
GH : 14
Ph 7.6.
Ammonia : 2
Nitrit : 0,6
Nitrat : 12,5

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Not yet cycled, one week in a Fishless Cycle with Fish Food, holding the Ammonia at 3, it has drop to 2, and starting to get nitrit readings.

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Are these cuttings from other tanks or are these tissue cultures, or are these plants from a store?

If tissue cultures its not uncommon for them to melt and then regrow. Some store plants have the same issue since they were likely recently grown emersed.

When you say your plants are growing in sand but dies in the soil, do you mean in the same tank? Or is this a different tank its growing well in?

Is anything living well in this tank? It sounds like this is a new tank so you might just need to let things sit a few weeks to see if you get new growth after the old dies back.
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Thanks for the answer, but i have taken out the soil yesterday because I was tired of it, I only have sand, finally happy
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