Brazillian Pennywort Dying?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by BettaBliss, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. BettaBlissValued MemberMember

    My tank has been planted for 3 weeks now. I have not used root tabs or anything except for a Finnex Stingray aquarium light that I leave on for 10 hours a day.
    The floating Braxillian Pennywort looks like it's dying. Is there anything I can do? I am doing something wrong?

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  2. Connor_Valued MemberMember

    Are you dosing any liquid ferts ? I've read some liquid ferts can be harmful to pennywort.

  3. BettaBlissValued MemberMember

    Nope, no ferts whatsoever.

  4. BettaBlissValued MemberMember

    Does anyone have any ideas on what I should do?

  5. Lonewolf9395Valued MemberMember

    Sorry I can't help. I am following this thread as my pennywort looks similar although I am not sure it is actually dying or if the brown on the leaves is just normal.
  6. Books&FishWell Known MemberMember

    Does the brown rub off? It could just be diatoms. Otherwise brown could be too much light. Trying backing it off to 8-9 hours a day.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2017
  7. -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    I think too much light and not enough ferts.
  8. Connor_Valued MemberMember

    I agree, I think the plants may be starving. As you increase light, ferts and Co2 must also increase
  9. BettaBlissValued MemberMember

    It's okay:) Same here!
    I have not tried to rub it off, but I will try when i get home from work. Thank you!
    Thank you! Is the light too strong or on for too much time? What kind of ferts should I use?
    Thank you! Is CO2 necessary in this case? I was told these were low tech plants. What ferts should I use? Should I leave the light on for less time a day?
  10. -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    Try at most 8 hours for now. I use Nilocg thrive, and I like it a lot. Seachem ferts are also good, but you'll need separate bottles for macros.

    Indeed they are low tech plants, but since you're giving a lot of light you need to match it with ferts and CO2. CO2 isn't necessary, for now just reduce the light and add ferts.
  11. BettaBlissValued MemberMember

    Thank you!
    And I'm very new to this lol what are macros? I'm stopping at a Petco today and would love to get what I need for my plants from there. I'll lower my light as well. :)
  12. Connor_Valued MemberMember

    I use easy green from aquarium co-op, but I've heard highly of the seachem flourish products
  13. -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    I wrote this, hopefully it'll help you understand ferts a bit more!
    Info Before You Buy Flourish And Ferts In General
  14. BettaBlissValued MemberMember

    Thank you! I will check that out!:)
    That is so well-written! I feel like I understand much better now. Thank you!:) In order to get the right amounts of macros and micros for my tank, what products would you suggest using?
  15. BettaBlissValued MemberMember

    Update: My other plants are also dying. Does anyone know of any good fertilizers that I can use that are available at Petco, PetSmart, or Pet Supplies Plus?
  16. -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    Maybe flourish? You'll likely need the nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium bottles too, I don't think I've seen those at chain stores. Nilocg thrive is what I use and recommend, you can get it off amazon or nilocg's website.

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