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I'm so sorry, I meant 1 canister and 1 HOB. I was asleep when I posted this... I wanted to edit my original post but I'm not able to...mach6 said:Take a full tank shot and video. I'm more interested in seeing your water flow because one of your photos show a lot of brown that looks like roots rotting or detritus trapped in it. If that plant attached to a driftwood, take it out and rinse it in tank water to get the detritus off.
What are you keeping that you need 2 canisters? What do you run in them in terms of chemical filtration. How often do you clean the sponges in them?
Can't really tell what's a few plants? I think you should cut back on dosing liquid fertilizers especially if you're having trouble keeping them. I've grown Amazon swords in inert gravel w/ root tabs in T8 NO lighting in a 55 gallon standards, I don't think lighting is an issue and maybe too much lighting. Can your light intensity be lowered?
It's growing! Look at the little shoot growing from the top. Concentrate on that growth. Like nikm128 says, I often get die back and have to let stems regrow in my tank.Steven777 said:Guys, this is the rotala after only a few days. Honestly i just wanna kill all the plants -_-
This. Also notice the shape of the new leaves are different from the old ones. You probably keep giving up on plants that are fine because of melt.angelcraze said:It's growing! Look at the little shoot growing from the top. Concentrate on that growth. Like nikm128 says, I often get die back and have to let stems regrow in my tank.
I do 2 days after a water change. Keep in mind I also have my slave army of 13 or 14 Otos, and probably around 20 amanos in my 180. It doesn't remove ALL of my silicates, but my slaves bridge the gap, and with my long periods between water changes, it works well for me.Steven777 said:
Thanks I'll do the same. Do you have water sprite in your tank? If so, did they look like mine when they were infested by diatoms? I can easily wipe the stuff off, but it always reveals the leaves pale/yellow already.Wraithen said:
Yeesh. That's pretty quick. Although mine did similarly. It isn't exhausted yet!Steven777 said:
If that is wisteria (hygrophila difformis) you may want to back down lighting intensity a bit. I didnt get mine that spindly even with 4 fluval 3.0s on a 180 gallon. That indicates a very high par value. That could be your problem. There is a limit still on the amount of light you can use during a given amount of time, even with co2.Steven777 said:@Wraithen Update: it seems like the issue is still there.
- Most of the plants grow well. New leaves are healthy, but as soon as they are a week old, they start collecting brown stuff and curl down a bit.
- Wisteria can't even grow properly.
- I'm not sure those brown stuff are diatoms any more because I've used over the recommended dose of Phosguard but they're still there.
Those in the pic are the Sprite. The infested leaves actually look much worse (for some reason the picture made it more vibrant). The grass (micro sword?) also affected too but since there's not many of them in the tank I didn't mention it. I'm only using the finnex at the moment and it's only on for 6 hours, not even on Max mode.Wraithen said:If that is wisteria (hygrophila difformis) you may want to back down lighting intensity a bit. I didnt get mine that spindly even with 4 fluval 3.0s on a 180 gallon. That indicates a very high par value. That could be your problem. There is a limit still on the amount of light you can use during a given amount of time, even with co2.
The fact that the brown is on the plants and you didnt complain about it on the glass tells me it may not be diatoms, but whatever it is is capitalizing on a weakness on the plants. It doesn't look bad though. I had to keep adjusting my circulation pump and now have bba all over the edges of my pinnatifida. I think the edges of leaves have a harder time combatting the algae for whatever reason so this is where it will take residence.
On the other hand, it is not unheard of to have a bacteria similar to cyanobacteria only brown, and in freshwater. I doubt this is what you have, but it is possible.
I think that algae is just taking advantage of older growth since it isn't growing anymore and the super high lighting you have going on. More fertilizers may also help if your plants are running out of nutrients, but I doubt it. I think you're just pushing too much light atm.