Help Dwarf sag turning yellow and sword issues?

Nickguy5467

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is this normal for a new plant? i have an organic soil substrate with a sand cap of maybe a little over 1/2" and i dose 2-3 times a week with thrive plus, i also run co2 during lights on

using a finnex 24/7 planted plus led light, all my equipment is listed on my profile

my amazone sword's leavs are getting discolored spots some brown . some yellow

makes me sad. i thought this would be my successful attempt with plants with a new substrate



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For new plants it's pretty normal. Even with good substrate and everything else. Especially plants like Swords that were probably grown emersed, they need a new leaf structure to take advantage of being under water. Look up "plant melting" if you want to know more.
 
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MrBryan723 said:
For new plants it's pretty normal. Even with good substrate and everything else. Especially plants like Swords that were probably grown emersed, they need a new leaf structure to take advantage of being under water. Look up "plant melting" if you want to know more.
i know they need to die back and basically set themselves to aqua mode. but it freaks me out because i dont know the difference between melting, dying back or just flat out dying looks like
 

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