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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-16-2005, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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Red Macrandra problem

I think im not dosing enough of a nutrient because SOME of the tips of the plants are growing really really wrinckled and not really opening up. some leaves are growing out fine but still not as red as id like. this is a 75 gal dosing with

1/2 tsp kno3
1/8 kh2po4
1/4 k2so4
10 mls of iron +micro nurients solution
co2 should be around 25 ppm
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Crinkled new growth is almost always a calcium deficiency. What is the GH of your water? If it is less than 5 degrees I would add some calcium to bring it up to at least 5 degrees.

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maybe not enough nutrients for the roots. try adding some Fe balls or some kind of multi-nutrient balls near the roots. What is your lighting??
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