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post #11 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 06:47 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?
lol foot in mouth, just took a guess by the leaf pic it was a rooted plant. guess thats what happens with assumptions. i do agree though with the light idea. plants need everything in balance. yes there may be light but not the right spectrum for them to absorb resulting in what your seeing now.
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post #12 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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The bulb I'm using is a brand new 6500k GE bulb but I could go to a 6700k life glo 2 that's more intense
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post #13 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 07:00 PM
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You say this is one bulb right? Is this a 48" bulb or is it shorter?? 6500k is fine. If you are running one bulb the lenght of the tank that is enough light for Anubias. Even 2 bulbs that are 18" that come in the standard hoods for a 55 gallon is fine but one bulb thats shorter then the lenght of the tank may not be.
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post #14 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 07:20 PM
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The bulb I'm using is a brand new 6500k GE bulb but I could go to a 6700k life glo 2 that's more intense
200 kelvin is not going to make any difference, the rating is the peak of a curve, not a point. If the light is not intense enough, a larger diameter bulb perhaps.... If what you have is a new bulb, even though it's nothing special, it should suffice, but I'm an LED guy, so don't quote me on optimal fluorescent lighting.

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Yes a 48' tube. What should I do about the leaves ?
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Is it all the leaves or just a couple? Is the new growth that way??
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post #17 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 08:24 PM
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Maybe take a shot of the plants in the tank too, see what is healthy and what isn't.

This is past anything for me to help with. The concern is hat this happens fast, 5 days. a slow gradual die off is not unusual and it allows for new growth to start and take over. I had that with my swords... after about two months they are all new post store growth.

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post #18 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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3 leaves total 2 on one and 1 on another. They were tiny leaves. Not really seeing any new growth . New amazon swords are growing plenty of new roots on the baby plantlet and my older amazon sword is still shooting up new growth
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post #19 of 21 Old 02-28-2013, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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I think I found the problem . Both of those plants are VERY close to my heaters. Could it be burning the leaves?
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if the leaves are touching the heater then yes they can burn plants.
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