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My Swords leaves are getiing clear and all is left are the veins of the leaf? I use rootabs, my water is good, i do weekly water changes. I dose comprehensive. Please help
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What exactly are your water parameters? What about lighting? CO2?

Most likely, you have a nutrient deficiency. Is the clearing only occurring in new leaves? Old leaves? Both?

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What exactly are your water parameters? What about lighting? CO2?

Most likely, you have a nutrient deficiency. Is the clearing only occurring in new leaves? Old leaves? Both?
I'm having the same issue with my Marble Queen but only one of them. I'm running a CFL 15W, 50/50 cfl 10 W, supposedly 30ppm CO2 according to the charts and I'm dosing Flourish every other day but just have standard gravel. A few almost unnoticeable traces of ammonia/nitrite and 10ppm nitrate.

Any ideas? I was thinking root tabs next.

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I'm having the same issue with my Marble Queen but only one of them. I'm running a CFL 15W, 50/50 cfl 10 W, supposedly 30ppm CO2 according to the charts and I'm dosing Flourish every other day but just have standard gravel. A few almost unnoticeable traces of ammonia/nitrite and 10ppm nitrate.

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The 50/50 bulb could be swapped out with another bulb, since the plant cannot utilize all the light anyway (but that is another matter).

For your CO2, using a pH/kH/CO2 chart is not a good way, since you are measuring the kH of your aquarium water (presumably), and there are other components that can affect kH, resulting in a skewed CO2 reading.

The best way to estimate your CO2 levels is to use a drop checker with a 4 dkH referene solution.

Root tabs can help your Marble Queen, as Swords are generally heavy root feeders.

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The 50/50 bulb could be swapped out with another bulb, since the plant cannot utilize all the light anyway (but that is another matter).

For your CO2, using a pH/kH/CO2 chart is not a good way, since you are measuring the kH of your aquarium water (presumably), and there are other components that can affect kH, resulting in a skewed CO2 reading.

The best way to estimate your CO2 levels is to use a drop checker with a 4 dkH referene solution.

Root tabs can help your Marble Queen, as Swords are generally heavy root feeders.
Ok great, I'll start with root tabs. The Marble in question is actually under the standar CFL bulb but its actually right in front of the heater, could it possibly be getting "cooked"?
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Ok great, I'll start with root tabs. The Marble in question is actually under the standar CFL bulb but its actually right in front of the heater, could it possibly be getting "cooked"?
I would assume your heater is within reasonable temperatures, so I don't think the plant would be getting burned (unless some of the leaves are touching the heater directly, there is no flow in that area, etc).

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What exactly are your water parameters? What about lighting? CO2?

Most likely, you have a nutrient deficiency. Is the clearing only occurring in new leaves? Old leaves? Both?

Mostly with the old leaves that have been there
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What exactly are your water parameters? What about lighting? CO2?

Most likely, you have a nutrient deficiency. Is the clearing only occurring in new leaves? Old leaves? Both?


Ive got 12,000k 65w t5 ho pwc bulbs no co2
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