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cant' figure this one out, tank looks pretty good other than the leaves on some plants are curled up...I don't think its a calcium issue (tested at 50) or GH (4.8dh)....Ph is 6.8....I am having a problem with nitrates (in terms of keeping them up)...I've been EI dosing for a few weeks now and can't seem to keep the nitrates up there....Lights are 265 PC over a 75g..Here are some pics...

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GH isn't all calcium... Add calcium & see.


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Have these plants been moved recently? Is that all new growth I had a similar situation with a plant, tuened out be be caused from moving it to a high light area. The leaves that were partially grown in during the move developed wrinkles, but totally new ones adjust, and grew in just fine.

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Is ducktape safe for our tanks. Could some of the sticky glue and what not leach into the water?

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You seem to be lacking Iron to me and more likely trace's as well. Are you dosing trace now? What amounts are you dosing if any & at what intervals?


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I think I'll get an Iron test kit , I have been dosing a few capfuls here and there thinking that might be it....I'm also dosing the traces during my EI dosing....
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Thats a good Idea since iron uptake amongst plants can varry greatly. Too little and your plants won't grow nicely and too much iron can be toxic to fish.

Another (crude) way to guage iron levels in your tank is to add some more iron and look brightening of the red plants. They usually tend to become a deeper red once they get enough iron.
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