Is my Anubias Nana doing ok?

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Hello all, I added some Anubias Nana from Petco to my tank, I read to either glue it or tie to to a rock to keep it from floatning. When I first got it, the leaves were beautiful, a tiny bit of tears in some of them on the edges but otherwise great. I've noticed since I've added it that the edges are sort of becoming crinkled/wavy looking, is that normal when it is just strictly underwater? I'm adding aqueon plant fertilizer once a week and the tank is about 77 degrees. I read also that it doesn't need CO2 and that's why I wanted to try it. Am I wrong about the Co2 or is there anything I'm doing wrong with it? I'm trying not to keep my lights on as much either because my moss balls are starting to turn white, but I don't think the Anubias needs that much light either? I just won't want to lose this beautiful plant!
 

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  1. It's common for plants to "melt back" some when introduced to a new situation.
  2. No, anubias don't need CO2.
  3. And no, they don't need a lot of light.
  4. I think I see a new leaf starting. I think it's going to be okay.
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JettsPapa said:
  1. It's common for plants to "melt back" some when introduced to a new situation.
  2. No, anubias don't need CO2.
  3. And no, they don't need a lot of light.
  4. I think I see a new leaf starting. I think it's going to be okay.
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Ohh ok thank you!! I think that was there when I got it, it wasn't that long ago that I did. I will keep an eye on it and see if it keeps growing :happy:
 

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How long have you had it? Do you know how hard your water is?
 
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How long have you had it? Do you know how hard your water is?
It has been in for about a week and a half, I’m not sure how you can measure the hardness?
 

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TeeJay89 said:
It has been in for about a week and a half, I’m not sure how you can measure the hardness?
Local water reports give an approximation, or a GH/KH test kit :)
 
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StarGirl15 said:
Haha I have that yellow submarine! :D
I can't stop singing the Beatles song every time I look at it :D

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Local water reports give an approximation, or a GH/KH test kit :)
Ok thank you! I will try to find one, I tried to look up my city but couldn't find anything
 

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TeeJay89 said:
I can't stop singing the Beatles song every time I look at it :D


Ok thank you! I will try to find one, I tried to look up my city but couldn't find anything
Great! The reason I ask is sometimes calcium deficiency as a result of soft water can cause wrinkling and curling. You haven't had yours long enough for this to really show though. See how the new leaves do within the next few months
 

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NBettas83 said:
Just make sure you have a good fertilizer, otherwise it looks amazing! Wish I could say the same about mine...

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Is that algae or is it melting?
 
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NBettas83 said:
Just make sure you have a good fertilizer, otherwise it looks amazing! Wish I could say the same about mine...

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Oh no! Do you know what is wrong with yours?
 

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TeeJay89 said:
Oh no! Do you know what is wrong with yours?
Probably the fact that I was never really prepared with good fertilizers and stuff. I have some Thrive C coming on Friday though! It has some deficiencies like Iron and melting, plus it has a ton of algae on it.
 

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TeeJay89 said:
I can't stop singing the Beatles song every time I look at it :D


Ok thank you! I will try to find one, I tried to look up my city but couldn't find anything
If you go to and type in your zip code, you should be able to get some info about your tap water. It mostly tells you about contaminants rather than hardness and such. A simple API water kit can tell you, or you can take a water sample to your local fish store for a free water test
 

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