i'm skipping ahead
i know this is an old thread,
i've been looking for a bit now (not much because i keep getting distracted)
my plants are showing deficiencies, i'm at work most aquarium sites are blocked :( makes it hard to see what's going on here, ... yet i'm stuck infront of a computer for 8+ hours a day, lots of time to focus
anyway, to the point,...
plant deficiencies, ... as i red the start of this there is mention about balance (different words) raising one can cause other nutrients to lock up, i'm assuming PH issues which in turn could cause all kinds to lock up.
it's easy to find sites that talk about specific nutrient deficiencies, with pictures which helps ... great
but as mentioned, i could just dose whatever i think is needed and not be aware i am causing all kinds of other problems.
i can't quite call myself a beginner, but as was warned against just trying to jump to a quick fix, ... plant nutrient problems i might as well be a very early beginner, my plants are hurting and i don't know what to do :(
from pictures, ... possible calcium, but the tank is loaded with that, not a calcium deficiency in all honesty
pretty sure there is a potassium deficiency (different symptoms)
as far as "possible"
pale leaves, the veins are yellow, the leaves of Hygrophila difformis are curved down at the ends (other plants the leaves are too small)
as i'm at work i can't post pictures, i'm lazy so i may not have them when i get home either, but finding time i would spend it looking at sites i can identify deficiencies easier, ... not that i don't like this forum, i do, the one thing i'm after is blocked at work :(
water parameters, ... (29 gallon tank)
ph is above 7.5, i need a high PH test kit, ... the PH is far higher than i want it to be
light, 4 T5HO 24" on about 15 hours a day, ... it's probably pushed the plants to the limits as far as nutrients are concerned
medium level of plants, ... i dono, people ask all kinds of questions about what is going on that i can't see how it relates, then someone else cuts to the heart of the matter and starts talking about what is going on & what can be done because the rest of the stats about the tank don't change anything about the steps to correct it.
not many fish, probably a tendency to overfeed , but dono really
i don't spend much time inquiring about such things, i am more content to search and find, ... but i'm really starting to worry about the plants ;(