Plants and brown paches

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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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what are you using to cycle the tank?
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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
 
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the brown patches are getting lager please does anyone have any advise or something
better then liquid plant food, should I try pellet form.
 

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

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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?
 

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

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Aglaonema is not an aquatic plant, will doe in your tank.

Can't really tell what the plant in the picture is.
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I purchased Aglaonema about 3 weeks ago at petcetera .
 
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My java fern is doing the worst
 

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What are the water parameters? Ammonia, Nitrites and Nitrates?
Frequently the pet stores will have non-aquatic plants. That's why it's best to know what your buying fisrt
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Thanks for advice, I will test my water today .
 

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Cool!! Let us know!!
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just completed my water test result

NO 3 =20 PPM
NO 2 =0 PPM
HARDNESS 250 PPM
ALKALINITY 120 PPM
PH 8.4

SHOULD I PREFORM 25 % WATER CHANGE AND FERTILIZE
 
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