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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2003, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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Does anubias need alot of a certain type of nutrient to really flourish , i bought mine 3 weeks ago and never sprouted a new leaf since, are there any secrets, also the plant was frowing submersed for awhile when i bougth it
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Anubias are painfully slow growers.. Mine generally sprount new leaves every 4-6 weeks, but can take up to a few months, when first introduced to get adjusted to living submersed.
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It's probably putting its energy into attaching itself to whatever substrate you have it on. With your lighting, I wouldn't expect it to grow very fast anyways, though.
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Well my problem is my anubias sprouts new leaves every 4 days but the leaves die right after it opens up takes about 3 days to open up. Anything i can do?
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I found that adding iron to the water column always resulted in the anubius in my tanks producing new leaves, all species. To that end I have ended up giving away masses of anubius to members of my club.


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Be sure to have enough potassium or you'll have holes in your older leaves like I did. I stepped up the potassium a little and now my Anubias are really sprouting and no new holes.
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Even Anubias grows better with more light. When your lighting is border line or lower, even "low light" plants will have only marginal growth.

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I agree with Robert. I've always like my anubias, they are so perfect looking, and incredibly durable, even with Goldfish. When I increased the light in my tanks, along with adding DIY CO2, their growth really improved. New leaves weekly, and they're incredibly healthy looking. I can't call them "slow growing" anymore!

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