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Old 06-30-2012, 11:48 AM   #11
 
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I tend to agree. It is true that the existing leaves on a sword will often yellow and die off during the first couple of months, as another member explained. But if these are leaves that have appeared since you got the plant, there is a nutrient issue. The latter could still be relevant even with the original leaves too, just to be clear.

The API root tabs have caused problems for other members, I would not use them. I believe they can also be very messy, so try not to disturb what are already in the substrate.

What exactly do the dying leaves look like? Can you perhaps post a photo when you can log in from your PC? It would help to see the issue.

What is the light over the tank? Be specific--type, number of tubes/bulbs, wattage and kelvin. And the tank size (length and gallons).

The bubbler should not be necessary, unless the tank is way overstocked there will not be a shortage of oxygen, and while it is true that this can drive off much-needed CO2 i agree this is not likely to be so fast. Though this could be one of several factors contributing.

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Old 06-30-2012, 04:44 PM   #12
 
oh wow.0the tank is a 20 gallon long. It is 30 inches long, 31 centimeters wide, and about 12 1/2 inches deep. I have two cfl's at about 15 watts each.( i know its crappy lighting but i cant afford any better at this time.) i dont know the kelvin. I leave the lights on for about 11 hours a day. I probably need to lower that. But it has beel that way since i bought the plants. And the leves on the first day look like the tip is going limp. By the second day the entire stem is gone. Urggggg. There are currently two leaves going limp. ( and i did disturb a root tab. On accident it clouded the water for an entire day.)
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:14 PM   #13
 
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oh wow.0the tank is a 20 gallon long. It is 30 inches long, 31 centimeters wide, and about 12 1/2 inches deep. I have two cfl's at about 15 watts each.( i know its crappy lighting but i cant afford any better at this time.) i dont know the kelvin. I leave the lights on for about 11 hours a day. I probably need to lower that. But it has beel that way since i bought the plants. And the leves on the first day look like the tip is going limp. By the second day the entire stem is gone. Urggggg. There are currently two leaves going limp. ( and i did disturb a root tab. On accident it clouded the water for an entire day.)
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Yes, that's what i meant about the API tab. Yur light is not bad, two 15w CFL bulbs should be sufficient. What is their Kelvin rating? For instance, daylight bulbs are 6500K which is cool white, while warmer light is around 5000K. Plants tend to do better with 6500K.

How often are you using the liquid Plant-Gro?

Is there any chance of a photo?
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #14
 
ummm. Im useing plant grow once a week, after water changes. The ligts are 6500k i think. But i am not sure because i threw away the boxes. And my computer crashed so not any time soon.
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