Brazillian Pennywort Dying?

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

  1. BlissfulBetta

    BlissfulBetta Valued Member Member

    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?
    Thanks!
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  2. Connor_

    Connor_ Valued Member Member

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

    BlissfulBetta Valued Member Member

    Nope, no ferts whatsoever.
     




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    BlissfulBetta

    BlissfulBetta Valued Member Member

    Does anyone have any ideas on what I should do?
     
  5. Lonewolf9395

    Lonewolf9395 Valued Member Member

    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&Fish

    Books&Fish Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
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  7. -Mak-

    -Mak- Well Known Member Member

    I think too much light and not enough ferts.
     
  8. Connor_

    Connor_ Valued Member Member

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

    BlissfulBetta Valued Member Member

    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-

    -Mak- Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
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    BlissfulBetta

    BlissfulBetta Valued Member Member

    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_

    Connor_ Valued Member Member

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

    -Mak- Well Known Member Member

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

    BlissfulBetta Valued Member Member

    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?
     
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    BlissfulBetta

    BlissfulBetta Valued Member Member

    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?
    Thanks!:)
     
  16. -Mak-

    -Mak- Well Known Member Member

    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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