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Help with an anubias.. I think I'm killing it.

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Help with an anubias.. I think I'm killing it.
Old 03-04-2013, 01:48 PM   #11
 
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I put a little bit of dark blue tape over some of the LED lights to dampen the light... Maybe I should add a few more because the leaves seem to be thinning.
I honestly have no idea what kind of LED it is...
I didn't even know there were different kinds :(
It was a little screw on light fixture that came with my 3 gallon bow front (came from petsmart)
There are no ammonia readings in the tank, but there is a very low amount of nirtites for some reason -__- so that is why I have been doing 100% weekly.
I was hoping to cycle the tank, but I'm not sure how to do that in such a small tank.
When I do water changes, I clean off the leaves of the anubias in old tank water to get rid of the algea.. it looks like created by the moss balls.. im not sure.. its just green and fuzzy.. and then I keep it in a cup of old tank water with my betta while I clean out the tank. The moss balls I wash off in the sink to get rid of the algea stuff that grows on them and the goo that also grows on them.

I will look into buying a fert with more iron
Thanks guys!
No, I don't think this is the issue. Iron is only a micro-nutrient, and there is iron in the Aqueon. Iron can easily be overdosxed, then you will have other problems. Stay with the Aqueon, when it is gone get Flourish Comprehensive. And shade the light with floating plants. These will also help your nitrite issue.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:48 PM   #12
 
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What floating plants do you recommend?
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #13
 
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What floating plants do you recommend?
My stand-by is Water Sprite, I have this in all my tanks. Frogbit and Dwarf Water Lettuce are two others. Some stem plants do well floating, like Brazilian Pennywort, Hornwort, Cabomba [this is a higher light plant though].
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:39 PM   #14
 
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Water sprite sounds great-- I've heard that it grows fairly fast as well. Would it do well with my lighting situation? Does it need any extra care than what I am doing at the moment?
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:59 PM   #15
 
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Water sprite sounds great-- I've heard that it grows fairly fast as well. Would it do well with my lighting situation? Does it need any extra care than what I am doing at the moment?
It should do very well.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:10 PM   #16
 
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I like the look of comboda 1st and then pennywort 2nd. The floaters will cut your light down for you.
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