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Anyone have any ideas on what I'm doing wrong with my Alternanthera reineckii ''lilacina''?

It's growing like a weed, but it has started getting these holes through the leaves

28 gallon tank w/ 2x 65 watt cf approx. 12hrs per day

Temp - 77.9 F
pH - 6.7
GH - 8
KH - 4
Ammonia - 0 ppm
Nitrite - 0 ppm
Fe non-chelated - 0 mg/L
Fe chelated - 0.25 mg/L
CO2 - 25 ppm

Dosing ferts every other day.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Could you give us more information about the fers you are dosing? This looks like commonly described deficiency in Macro nutrients like Nitrate and Phosphate.

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Sure, I add the following Seachem supplements every other day.

Trace Elements 2.5 mL
Iron 2.5 mL
Potassium 2.5 mL
Phosphorus 1 mL
Nitrogen 1 mL

Also, for substrate I use 5 liters of JBL AquaBasic plus under 20 kg of dark gray Dennerle crystal quartz, 1-2mm.
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