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holes in swordplants

Hey,

My swordplant developed a hole in its leaf. I dont know why this happened but i was wondering what I can do to prevent it in the future. Im hoping others have experienced this so let me know. My current tank setup is: 55g, DIY co2, weekly flourish complete, 160watt flourescent lights (2 4 foot shoplights), HoB filter, regular gravel.

Im in the process of getting pressurized CO2, canister filters and different lights (VHO) but not sure if i am changing out the lights just yet.

Im not dosing with watson stuff because a. i dont have any, b. i am not sure if i should buy in the quantity he sells, i'd rather buy some from someone who isnt using much of it.

thanks for the help in advance.

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Do you have Clown loaches?


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Do you have Clown loaches?
I do, i have 2 of them
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Hey,

My swordplant developed a hole in its leaf. I dont know why this happened but i was wondering what I can do to prevent it in the future. Im hoping others have experienced this so let me know. My current tank setup is: 55g, DIY co2, weekly flourish complete, 160watt flourescent lights (2 4 foot shoplights), HoB filter, regular gravel.

Im in the process of getting pressurized CO2, canister filters and different lights (VHO) but not sure if i am changing out the lights just yet.

Im not dosing with watson stuff because a. i dont have any, b. i am not sure if i should buy in the quantity he sells, i'd rather buy some from someone who isnt using much of it.

thanks for the help in advance.

The link for the picture of the leaf is :
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...k/DSC05129.jpg
With a 55 gallon tank, the one pound bags of ferts that Greg sells should be about right for you. I checked out several sources before I made my purchase and didn't find anything better. Plus, I found nothing local, other than Fleet enema and Greenlight stump remover.

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I do, i have 2 of them
Heh, there you go... They are just playing


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Heh, there you go... They are just playing
is that something i should be worried about?
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Not really... your swords will grow out of it, and/or the loaches will get tired of clicking holes into them. They are just trying to entertain themselves.


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Or they're telling you to feed them some greenstuff. My yo-yos only do that if I don't give them algae wafers along with the brine shrimp pellets. Oddly enough, my angels stopped shredding the hygro after I started giving them algae flakes.

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Perhaps fish sometimes get constipation and need some greens to fix themselves

That is why I have some crushed koi pellets in the menu for a balanced diet of protein, fibre and low fat.


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