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Don't know what is happening to my Swords

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Don't know what is happening to my Swords
Old 12-14-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
 
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Don't know what is happening to my Swords

I was just sorting through my Amazon Swords, and several of the leaves were black with these black, spiky hairs coming off them :s Anyone know what is wrong?
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:15 PM   #2
 
Just on a side note Welsh, are you from wales?
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:27 PM   #3
 
staghorn algae. you have a chemical imbalance in your tank.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:31 PM   #4
 
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Do you have a test kit? What's your ammonia level?

You're going to have to manually remove it, but adding some fast-growing or floating plants will keep it from coming back.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:40 PM   #5
 
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Just on a side note Welsh, are you from wales?
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Yup, I'm from Wales

I have the API Master kit. Just tested the ammonia levels and its 0ppm
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:54 PM   #6
 
Me too, im from Cardiff, and yourself?
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Me too, im from Cardiff, and yourself?
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:02 PM   #8
 
Fair enough, nice to know theres another Welshy about, lol.
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:08 PM   #9
 
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I know, I've not come across one yet and i've been on here a good few months haha
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:11 PM   #10
 
haha, I've only been here a few days. Sorry to hear about your plants.
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