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Plants not thriving

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This is my first planted tank, and I am having problems with the plant, This is a 29gl newley cycled tank. I have about 10 plants currently they keep sprouting new stalks but the older leaves are brownish almost burnt looking. I talked to the owner at my lfs who has more plants then any other store in my area. He said that I should avoid using water conditioner because it is blocking the leaves receptors. He claims that he does not condition his water at the store at all. We are on the same city water grid so it is the same water for me as it is for him. However i am nervous about not using the conditioner even if I let the water sit out for a couple days in buckets. Any thoughts or suggestions to help get my plants flourishing? I would appreiciate it. Side note: parameters are all reading 0, water temp 80, running a T5 6700k. I have been using stresscoat+ for water conditioning and flourish (recomended by the lfs owner) for plant food.
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JS1221, as this is I believe the first time I have posted in a thread of yours, welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.:-D

As others have noted, we need more data. Including the plant species; this may be "normal," or it may not. A photo of the plant and of the tank might also help.

On the "reason" the store employee offered, this is the first time I have come across it, and I can see where it is coming from, but I also don't think it is likely or most of us who use conditioners which contain some form of fish stress protector/slime coat replenisher would have dying plants, and we don't.

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