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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-03-2008, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Is this Iron shortage?

Hi all.

Im a little novice in my hobby and just started to add a couple of plants into my tank Iv got a DIY Co2 plants started making air bubbles all good there. But recently my Echinodorus bleheri (Paniculatus) started to get these yellow areas on its leafs.




Is this caused by lack of iron?

Im sorry that I dont have any information about my water parameters other than my ph is at 7ph. And Nitrat No3 is 0
Havent got any test kits except for the ph and No3.
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I gues that the No3 level is not good
I just poured in a couple of caps of Nutrafin plant gro it contains chelated iron and some micro nutrients as well.

Hope it will do the plant some good.
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keep your lights low, like around 1.5 watts per gallon.
and don't forget to dose NPK plant grow too.


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Looks like one of the oldest set of leaves to me, which is those of immersed form (the submerged form is much longer and a bit narrower). If so, it is normal for it to die off such way.

If you dose your fertilizer properly (NPK, micros, fe) I think there is no reason to worry as such will grow just great, esp when you add substrate supplements (tablets and the kind).


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