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post #1 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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Is it common for some anubias leaves to die off when first introduced?..

Just got a bunch of different anubias for my 55 and seeing some of the leaves on a few of them turn yellow/brown/ almost black. They've only been in for 5 days. Running 1 t8 daylight bulb on it for 8 hrs a day and have dosed flourish once during this time period. I think the anubias in question are the lanceolata and congengis species.. They are wrapped around rocks with rubberband
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post #2 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 10:57 AM
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A lot of aquatic plants do that normally. Some are because they were grown emmersed at the nursery (faster production in air rather than water) and the leaves will not work submerged, some are just not healthy while in the store tank and others do that just because the conditions in your tank are different enough. I had swords with brown leaves that kept getting worse but all the new growth was fine.

I haven't tried anubias yet to know what they do though.

Did you plant them or are they still rubber banded?

Can you post pictures? Perhaps it is something else and a picture can clear that up.

Others will ask about the water parameters, GH, KH and pH... maybe temperature.

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post #3 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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I know for one thing that they were grown submerged. Temp is 76/77 DH is 11 not sure what my Kh is and ph 8.4. Would have to put up pics a little later and oh yeah they're still rubber banded around rock.

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post #5 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Would also like to throw in that these plants are also shaded with floating plants,sickening to have to cut off an anubias leaf as we all know it will take weeks for another one to grow back
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post #6 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 03:18 PM
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That's not from being introduced into ya tank. Anubias don't normally do that unless there is something there that is missing.
The Flourish you are dosing is it Comprehensive Plant supplement??
How is the Rhizome on the plant? Is it crushed or buried?
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post #7 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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It's just regular flourish, the rhizome is not buried , I've got the roots rubberband to stone
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post #8 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 05:01 PM
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hmm only thing that comes to mind is either a iron or light deffiancy, try the cheaper option first. get some root tabs and throw one by each plant. cant recall if those palnts are root feeders or not but if they are then ya try the tabs
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post #9 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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How could a root tab benefit it when it's not in the substrate? I thought anubias got its nutrients from water column. On the light issue I've been told a single t8 daylight bulb is more than sufficient for anubias . I'm using just the cheap GE bulb though. I could put in a life glo bulb if that would be better. Should I bump my flourish dosage to 2 times per week?
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post #10 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 05:29 PM
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How could a root tab benefit it when it's not in the substrate? I thought anubias got its nutrients from water column. On the light issue I've been told a single t8 daylight bulb is more than sufficient for anubias . I'm using just the cheap GE bulb though. I could put in a life glo bulb if that would be better. Should I bump my flourish dosage to 2 times per week?
It can't, it's not a substrate rooted plant.

The light needs to be a 6,000k to 7,000k bulb. A cheap GE bulb probably isn't good enough. I'd suggest doing the bulb change before adding more fertilizer... Others may have other ideas on that though.

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