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Which fertilizer do I need ?

I have 4 of these types of plants (leafy ones) in my Fluval Edge. Name of plant anyone?


I never put any fertilizer. I dose with Excel.

There are some holes and discolorization on some of the leaves, yellow tints. I'm guessing I need to add more nutrients, but which type? any suggestions?
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Looks like anubias to me.

Holes are a potassium deficiency. yellowing is either phosphate or nitrogen deficiency


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They are definitely an Anubias variety, most likely Anubias barteri 'nana' or a similar species. What kind of lighting do you have and do you supplement CO2?

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Notice that one plant is blooming. They are low light plants, slow growing, but grow faster with CO2 and fertilizing with the usual NPK and trace elements. They should not be planted directly in the substrate, but should be tied to driftwood or rocks, with no more than roots in the substrate.

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Looks like anubias to me.

Holes are a potassium deficiency. yellowing is either phosphate or nitrogen deficiency
any supplements u recommend?
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They are definitely an Anubias variety, most likely Anubias barteri 'nana' or a similar species. What kind of lighting do you have and do you supplement CO2?
mr11 led bulbs 8 hours a day
i use flourish excel
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