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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-12-2009, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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How can I fix this plant?

I did some reading and realized that it may need some K so I dosed the water with K and flourish Sunday and again today. But the plant seems to be getting worse.

36g. just a floragrow light. has been able to grow other low light plants just fine, with no dosing.

these are the best pictures I can get in the daytime.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 03:50 PM
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You haven't had that sword in your tank for a long time, have you? It looks like it's still adjusting from the emersed growth to the submersed, ie. the leaves with spots or withering are emersed leaves and there is new submersed growth in the center. This is common and you can just prune off the old ugly leaves. The new growth should be ok.

Any root tab fertilizers would help the sword if you don't do much fertilization otherwise.

New reseach on the Echinodorus & Helanthium in cultivation published in 2011 in the article
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I agree with Daniel, it looks like its getting used to life submerged.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-14-2009, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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great to hear. I bought some root tabs today. thanks
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