Plants and brown paches

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Joe G, May 11, 2006.

  1. Joe GValued MemberMember

    in my tank i have no fish yet just live plants, but i noticed some of my plants leaves are starting to turn brown, i do put liquid fertilizer and leave light in tank on for about 8hrs to 12 hrs a day. and put flake food in every once and awhile. what could be the problem

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  2. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    what are you using to cycle the tank?

  3. Joe GValued MemberMember

    flake food and freeze dried shrimp every 3 days, as i do not plan to add fish for at leaset 2-4 weeks, i did check water for Ph nitrates ext.. all levels good

  4. Joe GValued MemberMember

    the brown patches are getting lager please does anyone have any advise or something
    better then liquid plant food, should i try pellet form.
  5. OsirisNew MemberMember

    I've noticed that sometimes new tanks will develop a brown algae problem. Mine has always vanished on its own after a few weeks.
  6. MarcWell Known MemberMember

    The leaves seem to be dying - are they getting enough light? Can you give us your tank size, the wattage of your light, and the name of the plant?
  7. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    Do you happen to remember back when you first got the plants...would they stand up fine when they were out of water?
  8. Joe GValued MemberMember

    the plants i have
    wattage they are bulbs that came with tank kit it is 10 gallons
    and tank is 35 feet from window

    1 Java Fern
    1 Anacharis
    1 Anubias Frazeri
    1 Aglaonema ( Silver Queen )
    1 Rotala macrandra-narrow
  9. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Aglaonema is not an aquatic plant, will doe in your tank.
    Can't really tell what the plant in the picture is.
  10. Joe GValued MemberMember

    I purchased Aglaonema about 3 weeks ago at petcetera .
  11. Joe GValued MemberMember

  12. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    What are the water parameters? Ammonia, Nitrites and Nitrates?
    Frequently the pet stores will have non-aquatic plants. Thats why it's best to know what your buying fisrt :)
  13. Joe GValued MemberMember

    Thanks for advice, i will test my water today .
  14. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Cool!! Let us know!!
  15. Joe GValued MemberMember

    just completed my water test result

    NO 3 =20 PPM
    NO 2 =0 PPM
    PH 8.4


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