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Stems disentigratig right above the substrate?

Just curious what you think may be causing this to happen. Right above the substarte level the stems turn brownish and eventually it breaks there. Maybe lack of light hitting the lower portion of the plant? The tops look healthy but as you go further down the stem it gets worse and worse. Maybe a nutrient diffeciency? Any ideas?


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Sounds like lighting to me. What is your set up? Tank stats?


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Its a JBJ nano cube 24gallon it has x2 36w PC bulbs that came with it.


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is there any plants shading the lower stem area of the plants, IMO the best solution to that is trim your plants and re arrange them again leaving them 1 inch apart of each stem

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Stems rotting is almost always due to a visit from Phil.


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no plants really shading anything, but I do think it may be lighting. I will change that shortly and try it out. I was jsut curious if maybe it was low phos of K? since I am using the ADA ferts at 1/2 dosage. I am just not sure whats in them so????


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What is the the kelvin of the bulbs? Did you get the freshwater or saltwater nano?.....DC
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damn REX...that was funny.

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bulbs are the ADA bulbs 8000k I believe and its the freshwater version


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Rotting stem just above the substrate may also indicate that there is something wrong with your substrate, which may already turned anaerobic that it choke plants to death. If you think you have no planting spacing problem and enough lighting, the substrate may be the problem. But then again there are other factors, such as type of plants and water parameters. Some plants will only thrife in very soft water (gh and kh below 3), some requires ridiculous amount of light. To get the best answer you have to give out a complete information about your tank. Start with tank spec, substrate, lighting, water params, ferts, and type of plant you are having problem with. The more complete the info, the more accurate is the diagnosis.


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