Originally Posted by Overfloater
Are you root feeding your swords?
yes, I made pellets with the PlantGuild kit last time and on a whim I added K2SO4 and osmocoat, might have been a mistake, the situation worsened after that I think. I've never really know if it was a K underdose or a K overdose. So, I added a last pellet under on of the swords but not the rest, it is still warped and a sword that was not getting a pellet this time is warped also, maybe it has roots in that direction, I dont' know.
I started adding iron drops daily for awhile and that seemed to help, then it didn't. Now I am dosing daily instead of weekly and at twice the dose I was using, uh, so instead of adding 5ppm once a week, I'm adding 2ppm a day. And I've increased the traces and Phosphates at the same rate, the swords grow so fast i can just watch the next leaf as it shows up to see if it is flat and whole. The next leaf looks good so far. I'm wondering if the stem plants which grow at about an inch a day are simply robbing the water column of nutrients, especially with the weekly routine. i know tht Tom says to dose weekly for higher light tanks, I hadn't been, maybe that is all that is wrong.
Of course, this menas that I cannot get any photos for the AB contest, the swords look like hell, and you can see the stems where I've removed so many leaves. Well, I take terrible photos anyhow.