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This is a discussion on Plant Dying within the Beginner Planted Aquarium forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> Thanks for the comments, I currently dose with 1.5-2 capful's of Flourish Micronutrients (as pictured in the URL jones posted) about every week. So ...

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Old 01-07-2007, 10:49 AM   #11
 
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Thanks for the comments, I currently dose with 1.5-2 capful's of Flourish Micronutrients (as pictured in the URL jones posted) about every week. So I should also add straight potassium and maybe 2 times per week?
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Old 01-07-2007, 11:16 AM   #12
 
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I currently dose with 1.5-2 capful's of Flourish Micronutrients (as pictured in the URL jones posted) about every week.
I have reread this thread and may have missed something but I do not believe that you have posted the volume of your tank.

I cannot then determine the concentration of Flourish provided by "1.5-2 capful's of Flourish Micronutrients".

IMHO is would try my algorithm for two days, observe the results and if no joy please post again.

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Old 01-07-2007, 11:33 AM   #13
 
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Sorry its the 90gal in my sig. Flourish says 1 cap for each 60 gal so I add between 1.5-2 caps. I just added 3 caps of the potassium so we will see what happens. Should I stop adding the micronutrients (Flourish) for now?
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Old 01-07-2007, 11:40 AM   #14
 
My experience (although limited) says yes except that IMHO I would add 3 caps of flourish today:

observe the plants in two days:

if they are not doing much, much better in two days something else is wrong and please repost.

Thanks for the response!

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Old 01-07-2007, 11:44 AM   #15
 
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So I should add both the micronutrients and the potassium today? and add an extra cap of the micro's? Sorry I just want to be clear.
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:01 PM   #16
 
hope i do not have you "screwed up"!

Pls go to chat.


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Old 01-07-2007, 02:19 PM   #17
 
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Both for sure, don't cut out the flourish and I would add more like Jones said. The dosing is only a guideline from flourish and some need to dose 2-3 times the amount because of the plant mass. I add 0.3ppm iron and i think this almost 4 times the recommended flourish dose.

Don't count yourself short Jones, I have had to learn this on the wing over the past couple years and all added advice help me learn also. Someone will catch or see something I don't like the browning in the first picture, I still do't see it. I am partially color blind so another set of eyes is always a good thing.

The spots in the first one with brown says iron for sure or at leats a micro shortage, dose the extra Flourish. The second one says potassium so I would add both. If the conditions go away then you can slowly reduce the amount you dose to see if one or the other was the cause.

If it helps, here is what I dose using EI (estimative index):
KNO3: 10ppm 3x a week
KH2PO4: .77ppm 3x a week
MgSO4: 4ppm once a week
Calcium Citrate: 20ppm once a week
K2SO4: 15ppm 3x a week
CSM+B: .3ppm iron 3x a week

All of these are dry and dosed in 10 gallon tanks with a lot of plants. CO2 might help your situation but I doubt it, should only increase growth rates and make it even worse until you get your dosing right. I now have no CO2 injection and only dose Excel and have not seen a decrease in growth but actually an increase.
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:02 PM   #18
 
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I will add more micro's + potassium now and continue to do so over the next few days (leaving on vaca on weds (yay!)) and I will let you know what happens. Thanks!
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:14 AM   #19
 
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Do you have other "wide leaf" plants in this tank? If so, what are they and how are they looking?
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:10 AM   #20
 
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Yes, I have one other broad-leafed plant in there (some kind of lily?) and it looks fine. Hopefully I will see some positive progress with the added nutrients in a couple of days!
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