07-01-2011, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Andarial
My newly planted ten gallon tank is doing fine with both the anubias and hornwort, and with some plant I don't know the exact ID of. But my Pygmy chain sword and young melon sword leaves are both turning brown at the tips and then slowly spreading downward, and then seem to thin. My lighting is two 6500k, 10 watt bulbs. I am fertilizing twice a week with Seachem's flourish comprehensive liquid fertilizer. The only inhabitants of the tank right now are several pond snails and some ghost shrimp, my puffer is soon to be moved here. My tank has been set up for about, three weeks, there is no CO2.
My Ammonia is at just below 0.25 ppm, no nitrites, and I'm not sure about my nitrates but I can find out if you need it. Should I be trimming the dead and dying leaves from the plants? The snails are eating them. I think that's everything but if I left anything out just ask ^^.
Sounds pretty normal to me. If they are fairly new this tends to happen. Most plants are grown emersed so they will grow faster but once put into an aquarium forced to grow submerged the old leaves die and new submerged ones will grow. I'm going through the same thing one of my tanks. Posted via Mobile Device