Dying melon swords

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by jmoneyisback, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. jmoneyisback

    jmoneyisback Valued Member Member

    Root tabs for two weeks so far hasn't helped these at all. I think I am going to remove them. Suggestions for replacement?

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  2. Nympxzie

    Nympxzie Valued Member Member

    What kind of lighting do you have?
    Are you dosing any ferts? if so, what brands?
    What are your ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels?
    Are you burying more than just the roots of the plants?
     
  3. pritam

    pritam Valued Member Member

    i also have those same questions....lighting is very important for planted tanks.
    do you provide co2 to them?
     




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    jmoneyisback

    jmoneyisback Valued Member Member

    Current freshwater led+. Everything is normal..0,0,10-20. pH 8. Jungle vals and ferns are doing great. Dosing FlorinMulti weekly, Using Seachem Flourish Tabs and laterite. Wasn't really interested in trying to save them. I got a bunch of Hygrophila Corymbosa. I like it a lot better. I'll post a pic tomorrow when it's light out.
     
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    jmoneyisback

    jmoneyisback Valued Member Member

    Going to do some rearranging, but these are them.

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  6. Aquarist

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  7. Nympxzie

    Nympxzie Valued Member Member

    According to these sites A and  , your pH may be too high for these plants. I looked up the Current Freshwater LED+ it doesn't sound bad in terms of plant growth, I don't know if it is a low/medium/ or high light (red melons and most other red plants need medium to high lighting).
     
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    jmoneyisback

    jmoneyisback Valued Member Member

    I wasn't too worried about the pH. It was my understanding that like fish, plants will adapt to pH as well. If that was the case, it's a non-issue now as they are gone.
     
  9. Nympxzie

    Nympxzie Valued Member Member

    I figured plants would be more picky with pH than fish. Good to know!
     
  10. Jswin

    Jswin Well Known Member Member

    Looks like You have a few good looking leaves on there. Try trimming off the bad leaves and see if they start to look better
     
  11. A

    AlyeskaGirl Fishlore VIP Member

    Those were grown emersed and those leafs are dying which happens when they are fully submerged. I see new aquatic growth and they look healthy. Just cut off the emersed growth.
     




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