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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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What's wrong with my amazon swords?

Hi. I'm new to planted tanks, so maybe this sword is supposed to look like this...the veining and stem that runs down the middle of some leaves is much lighter than the rest of the leaf. Not all of my swords look like this, just two, and on those two not all the leaves look like that either. I have seen some charts on nutrient deficiencies, but none mention this. I just started using Seachem Excel & Comprehensive. Since I don't think they were like this when I got them I am thinking maybe I am missing some micros??

any input will be appreciated. thanks

YOU CAN SEE IT ESPECIALLY IN THE FIRST PIC ON THE COUPLE OF LEAVES TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNNER STEM. IN THE SECOND PIC IT IS MOST NOTICEABLE ON THE LARGE LEAF IN THE BACK CENTER OF THE PIC (THE LEAF THAT ALSO HAS SOME PINHOLES ALONG THE STEM)
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 04:25 PM
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From what I remember from my botany class I believe the discoloration with the veins you're describing is an iron deficiency. I forget what pinholes are caused by tho. Would be nice to actually see the pictures but my phones dying so they wont show up.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 04:27 PM
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Pinholes in random spots on the leaves are a potassium deficiency ^^

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-22-2011, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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added extra iron as Sgt PeppersLHC suggested. gotta get some potassium.

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