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  1. Plants
    Hello! I have a problem with my Limnophila Sessiflora in one of my tanks. I have three different tanks, all of which have this plant in it. All of the tanks are low tech, I am dosing LiquiCarbo, and Aqulife TF Macro daily, and Aqualife TF Planter weekly according to the instructions on the...
  2. Plants
    Can anyone identify what's going on with my Repens? My weekly dose: NO3 = 3.5ppm PO4 = 7ppm K = 24-30ppm Ca = 45ppm (due to low Ca on my tap water). During WC, only added to the water changed) Mg = 6ppm Iron 0.12ppm CO2 = 2 hours. Almost yellow when the light begins. Almost 1d Ph drop...
  3. Plants
    Hello Community! I've been having some trouble growing ludiwigia sp red on my highly dense planted tank. The new leaves seem small and twisted, sometimes diagnosed as calcium deficiency or as CO2 deficiency as Tom Barr responds in almost every thread I've read. My tank: 40 Gallon planted and...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I'm new to this hobby and have had this tank up and running for about 3 months. I purchased a large amount of various plants from a local grower and threw them in the tank. Some are doing well, others not so much. I don't expect much growth since I'm not injecting Co2 but some plants are...
  5. Plants
    This tank was torn down and rescaped January 1st but Crypts typically grow great in this tank. Had massive blooms of nearly every algae known to man for the first 30 days or so, but this has subsided over the past 30 and things are clearing up. I bought this plant shortly after rescaping and...
  6. Plants
    Hi all, I've had my first aquarium (and planted tank) set up for around two weeks now and have a few questions and potential concerns regarding plant growth so far. The current setup is a fluval spec V (5 gal.). This is the new model with the brighter light, which is a 10 watt, 820 lumen...
  7. Plants
    Hi all, I have a large open top tank (200X70X60 cm) That has been running for roughly a year. As visible on the picture below, my scape contains a large "wall", which holds a very large amount of ADA Malay soil behind it as well as some power sand on the bottom. My goal has always been to use...
  8. Plants
    Hello, i am new to this forum and i do not know why my plants have holes in leaves. it seems to be only the slow growing plants such as anubias and java fern but also hydrocotyle tripartita has holes in them too. I am thinking it might be from them being on a log that is closer to the lights...
  9. Plants
    Hello. I have been having some issues with my ammannia gracilis and wanted to know if anyone knows a solution or what the cause may be? Everything else seems to be growing decently except A.R mini which has some odd looking leaves from time to time. Tank - 55 Gallon Substrate - Sand Co2 -...
  10. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey guys! I've had blue leopard ramshorns in my 3 gal. betta tank for about half a year now, love the little dudes, but I recently changed the substrate from dirted Seachem-brand onyx sand to Fluval Stratum (mostly for the color and ease of planting) and their pretty shells have turned a chalky...
  11. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hey all, I have been having issues with my plants up taking the ferts that I am dosing. I have been changing the amount I have been dosing every two weeks to see if I get any changes with the plant health, for the EI calculation I have been using Rotala butterfly. Initially I was dosing what was...
  12. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So, by the numbers: Estimative Index- Fluval Spec V Finnex FugeRay Planted+, 16" Estimated for 5 gallons of water. 50% weekly water change 3 ml Excel, .75 ml Traces (Plantex CSMB), 1/16tsp Potassium, 1/32 + 1/64tsp Nitrate, 8 drops Phosphates, ⅛ tsp Magnesium. "Daily" .75 ml Traces...
  13. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hey all, I have not been having too much success with any plants that are growing towards the back of my tank. I have a 20G tank with one 20" Finnex Planted + 24/7. I have Monte carlo and staurogyne repens that have been growing fine. These two plants are located at teh front/mid sections of the...
  14. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello, I'm having trouble even after lots of research online, to figure out what causes the problems I see with my plants. I assume it's a deficiency of some sort. The new leaves grow transparent on the edges for the anubias, java fern, octopus. I also see transparency on a red plant, some...
  15. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I posted a thread a few weeks ago about my plants not doing too well and most people suggested that I had either too little CO2 or a calcium deficiency. Since then, I decided to test my kh and gh and found that they are very low. My kh and gh are both under 2 degrees and my ph shifts from 6.0...
  16. Plants
    Hi Everyone, I have an issue with my Echinodorus 'vesuvius'. I'm not sure if it's a deficiency or lighting issue. It was being shaded by moss in my old tank, so I moved it a month ago to a new tank with Osmocote caps under it. The plant sent up a bunch of new leaves, but they are all really...
  17. Plants
    My anubias has grown 20x it's size since I got it 8 years ago. It and some java fern have been in my 55gal for years, and they are now slowly deteriorating. I just moved them to my 150gal, but I think they have a specific deficiency... I have only used seachem flourish (the comprehensive one)...
  18. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I'm having a couple issues becoming more noticeable in my tank that I would like to stop. 1st is BBA... it's not bad, but annoying and probably a sign something is off. 2nd is plant health problems, specifically holes/yellowing of old growth. First, let's get all this out of the way: 75...
  19. Plants
    Hello all, I have been trying for some time now to grow a medium tech healthy planted tank. I have yet to get a really nice growth and often most plants suffer and wimper along or die. My parameters are usually about: PH ~7.5 (Very hard water from tap, use RO water changes, slowly been coming...
  20. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi could you help me identify a possible deficiency or other problem in my tank? Setup: 17gallon tank Substrate : eco-complete with organic fert on the bottom There are 5 seiryu stones in the tank Fert : EI dose (following 40-80liter chart) CO2 : pressurized and inline diffuser, getting light...
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