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post #11 of 15 Old 12-14-2010, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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I never have any luck with my plants haha The amount I've killed over the months is astounding haha

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I never have any luck with my plants haha The amount I've killed over the months is astounding haha
You'll get there. :)
I'm guilty of killing tons of plants as well.

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Aside from being common near filter tubes (the increased water flow promotes it), this usually attaches to a leaf that is in the process of dying (the leaf, not the plant). Nutrient imbalance as I think someone mentioned. I see yellowing areas especially in the leaf on the left, a sign of this. I would suspect that if you removed these, they were brown at the base, indicating a dying leaf. This algae frequents my 90g and always on dying leaves.

What is your fertilization routine (brand and frequency)?

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Aside from being common near filter tubes (the increased water flow promotes it), this usually attaches to a leaf that is in the process of dying (the leaf, not the plant). Nutrient imbalance as I think someone mentioned. I see yellowing areas especially in the leaf on the left, a sign of this. I would suspect that if you removed these, they were brown at the base, indicating a dying leaf. This algae frequents my 90g and always on dying leaves.

What is your fertilization routine (brand and frequency)?

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I use flourish comprehensive, the day after my water change and a few days after. The tank size is only 6.5 UK gallons, so I don't use a lot and plus I'm not too sure how much I am supposed to use for a tank that small lol

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I use flourish comprehensive, the day after my water change and a few days after. The tank size is only 6.5 UK gallons, so I don't use a lot and plus I'm not too sure how much I am supposed to use for a tank that small lol
I have the same issue in my 10g, getting a small enough dose of Flourish. I would suggest 1/4 tsp twice a week, same schedule you are on.

Don't think light was mentioned yet--how long is the tank light on daily?

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