Black Leaves

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by SeaBones92, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. SeaBones92New MemberMember

    The leaves on my amazon swords are turning black what is wrong?

  2. EricVFishlore VIPMember

    If you have any pictures they may help us figure out what's going wrong.

    Also helpful:

    Tank parameters
    Fertilizer regimen
    Substrate type

    The more info we get the quicker the answers will come :)
  3. Adam55Well Known MemberMember

    It could be algae forming. Do you have a pic?
  4. SeaBones92New MemberMember

    Doubt it is algae. I have a 15 gallon freshwater Amazonian habitat tank. LED lighting, and I have gravel and sand. It is also a relatively new tank. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1406748065.990785.jpg


    I use a liquid based fertilizer by tetramin called flora pride and root tabs by seachem.


    I also have dwarf sword plants and green Myrio which is fading despite having root tabs and liquid fert. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1406748359.539983.jpgImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1406748378.038890.jpg

    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 31, 2014
  5. EricVFishlore VIPMember

    I'm thinking the lighting is probably inadequate. Hard to say without the specs on your particular lights but just by the eyeball test it doesn't seem bright enough.
  6. SeaBones92New MemberMember

    Anyone know a good pair of inexpensive lights I could get that would help them grow? I'm on a college student budget.


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