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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-16-2014, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys!

Phosphate deficiency? its a picture of a willow leaf hygro.
a little bit of my tank info:
75gal heavily planted
dual T5 HO light
EI dosing
NPK 1/4 tsp of each fert (3x a week)
Plantex 1/4tsp (3x a week)
pressurized C02
weekly WC 70%
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-16-2014, 01:54 PM
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don't know what type of deficiency that is, the pin holes look like potassium deficiency but the melting away looks like phosphate/nitrogen like you said.

Oh and another thing BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL tank!! I love the different textures of plants on the left.

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It shouldn't be a deficiency if you're dosing EI and the looks of the rest of the plants it's not. I believe I see a suspect may be the dwarf gourami. I caught mine (when I had them) red handed (or finned) eating various plants and not touching others. The leaves look chewed. They will suck on them and can form the pin holes.
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