Need Help With Swords.

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Colt Frost, May 29, 2018.

  1. Colt Frost

    Colt FrostWell Known MemberMember

    My swords keep growing new leaves but once they reach a certain length they get holey and die. I use osmocote plus root tabs, and dose seachem flourish every week with my water change. The light is an Aqueom floramax. Tank is 40 gallon 36in x 15in x 17in. Any ideas on what to do?
     

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  2. Duardo

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    Colt Frost

    Colt FrostWell Known MemberMember

    That's strange because the flourish and the root tabs both have pretty moderate levels of iron. The flourish has .32% and the root tabs have .48%. I'll try putting in more root tabs maybe? I just took an airstone out of the tank, could the airstone have been causing them to die?
     
  4. Duardo

    DuardoValued MemberMember

    You could be displacing the CO2 in the tank that they are using, so it is possible depnding on the size of tank and airstone. Try it out for 1-2 weeks and see if it gets better. Adding more root tabs might help, try plant food and dose with flourish daily. I use excel daily and I grow new leaves every 2 days, but I have substrate which can absorb the nutrients in the water column, but it wouldnt hurt to try using excel or flourish daily and more root tabs
     
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    Colt Frost

    Colt FrostWell Known MemberMember

    Like a full dose daily? Or just like 1/2 ml-1 ml. And it’s a 40 gallon and it had a big air stone but I took it out because it was stressing my Angelfish out.
     
  6. DoubleDutch

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    Colt Frost

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    Last time I checked, which was last week, they were at 20-25 ppm.
     




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