Aquarium Plants Problem :(

Mike1995

I'm having so trouble growing some of my plants.
my rotala, hornwort, pennywort, ludwigia, java ferns, anubias, tiger lotus and a few others are growing really well.
but I have a few like dwarf sagitara, scarlet temple, and money wort that just don't grow well.. What are some things that I can do to help them along? The scarlet temple is growing taller but the leaves keep getting holes and faling off. The money wort is just turning browish. And the dwarf sag isn't really spreading at all.
 

Zigi Zig

Growing dwarf sagittaria is relatively easy, and this is one of the few plants that can tolerate hard water conditions. It should be planted in a nutrient rich substrate, or the water column should be regularly fertilized. It is especially sensitive to low levels of iron, and any yellowing of the leaves normally means an iron deficiency. In addition of CO2 to the aquarium, it will still thrive in a tank that doesn’t have any CO2 supplementation. If CO2 isn’t added to the aquarium, you should consider providing it with higher lighting to encourage growth.
Scarlet Temple It will grow much more quickly in nutrient-rich substrate will also benefit from CO2 supplementation, but this is not absolutely required. Fertilizers, including iron, will often be helpful in assuring that this plant maintains its best deep red coloration however growth rate is slow.
Bacopa can tolerate water temperatures from 72°-82°F, but for optimum growth, the temperature should be approximately 76°F. High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer should be use as well..
 

Mike1995

Growing dwarf sagittaria is relatively easy, and this is one of the few plants that can tolerate hard water conditions. It should be planted in a nutrient rich substrate, or the water column should be regularly fertilized. It is especially sensitive to low levels of iron, and any yellowing of the leaves normally means an iron deficiency. In addition of CO2 to the aquarium, it will still thrive in a tank that doesn’t have any CO2 supplementation. If CO2 isn’t added to the aquarium, you should consider providing it with higher lighting to encourage growth.
Scarlet Temple It will grow much more quickly in nutrient-rich substrate will also benefit from CO2 supplementation, but this is not absolutely required. Fertilizers, including iron, will often be helpful in assuring that this plant maintains its best deep red coloration however growth rate is slow.
Bacopa can tolerate water temperatures from 72°-82°F, but for optimum growth, the temperature should be approximately 76°F. High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer should be use as well..

thank you! I actually use seachem iron, flourish and excel.
would increasing iron help? My dwarf sag leaves are yellowish at times like you said.
Is the Excel okay to keep using for the scarlet temple?
I have the newest finnex planted+ 24/7. Is that a sufficient light for these plants?
sorry for all the questions.. Just wanna get these plants back in order
 

Zigi Zig

Yes you keep using flourish haw many times week are you using it.. Also Flourish Iron will help so is Co2
 

Mike1995

Yes you keep using flourish haw many times week are you using it.. Also Flourish Iron will help so is Co2

I use it 2-3 times a week. Is that enough or too little?
 

Mike1995

usually on my cichlid tanks twice a week. On this one, given that its planted usually once a week.
 

Zigi Zig

usually on my cichlid tanks twice a week. On this one, given that its planted usually once a week.
Well you are on good track sometimes that's the way nature works I have multiple tanks and some plants doing great and one or two just not.. if I run in those problems I usually re-planted to a different location or tank because those type plants just don't like environment there is nothing you can do I have water lily that has gorgeous leafs and healthy but she just don't want to bloom for me is been 3 years hard work
 

Mike1995

Well you are on good track sometimes that's the way nature works I have multiple tanks and some plants doing great and one or two just not.. if I run in those problems I usually re-planted to a different location or tank because those type plants just don't like environment there is nothing you can do I have water lily that has gorgeous leafs and healthy but she just don't want to bloom for me is been 3 years hard work

ah alright! hit or miss I guess
 

SeattleRoy

HI Mike1995

Can you take a couple of pics of the stem plants in your tank showing newest leaves and older leaves on some of your stem plants please. Do you know any of your water parameters like pH, dKH and dGH?

I know that Val species do not like products that contain glutaraldehyde (like Excel / CO Booster / etc) but I am not aware of Sag having issues.
 

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