Random Plant Questions With Bacopa And Crypts.

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Sorry for the constant plant questions.

Bacopa question what’s the deal with the high roots?

Crypt (can’t remember which type it was I have 3 different ones but this one is the only one with issue) It has curled leaves at edges.

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Stem plants usually grow roots mid stem to help with propagation and to to extract more nutrients from the water column. If you want to propagate them just cut the stem half an inch below the new root and plant them. As for the crypto species looks like wenditi in the process of transitioning from emmersed to immersed
 

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Hi Craig_84

The curled under leaf margins (although on some species the margins will curl upwards) is an indication of a nutrient deficiency, specifically magnesium.
 
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SeattleRoy said:
Hi Craig_84

The curled under leaf margins (although on some species the margins will curl upwards) is an indication of a nutrient deficiency, specifically magnesium.
Thanks for info. They have seachem root tabs and I am using excel also. What else should I be using? Any ideas?
 

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Hi Craig_84

Seachem Flourish Tabs are fine to supplement a well balanced fertilizer however by themselves they are not sufficient. Seachem Excel is a good liquid carbon molecule supplement and does help plant growth if the tank does not have CO2 gas being used.

I recommend a good, well balanced fertilizer, in Europe Tropica Specialised Nutrition is probably one of the easiest to find. You want a fertilizer that contain all three of the macro-nutrients (nitrogen, potassium, phorphorus) as well as secondary nutrients (calcium, magnesium, sulfur) and micro-nutrients (iron, boron, manganese, etc). Although Tropica doesn't contain calcium it does contain all of the other nutrients and should do a good job.
 
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SeattleRoy said:
Hi Craig_84

Seachem Flourish Tabs are fine to supplement a well balanced fertilizer however by themselves they are not sufficient. Seachem Excel is a good liquid carbon molecule supplement and does help plant growth if the tank does not have CO2 gas being used.

I recommend a good, well balanced fertilizer, in Europe Tropica Specialised Nutrition is probably one of the easiest to find. You want a fertilizer that contain all three of the macro-nutrients (nitrogen, potassium, phorphorus) as well as secondary nutrients (calcium, magnesium, sulfur) and micro-nutrients (iron, boron, manganese, etc). Although Tropica doesn't contain calcium it does contain all of the other nutrients and should do a good job.
Thank you for assistance I own a tropica one! But don’t use it since I started with excel will this do? Instead of excel?
 

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Hi Craig_84

Possibly I did not make myself clear, you need to dose something in addition with the Seachem Excel, not instead of.

You can use the Tropica Premium Nutrition for the time being but it lacks two of the three macro-nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus). When you have used up the bottle of Tropica 'Premium' switch over to Tropica 'Specialised'. Both contain magnesium which should help alleviate the 'leaf margins curling' issues. If the new leaves that form after you start dosing the 'Premium' curl their margins as they mature you may need even more magnesium than the mixture contains. If that is the case contact me and I will give you some additional guidance. BTW, the crypt with the curling leaf margins looks to be Cryptocoryne wendtii. Keep us posted! -Roy
 
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SeattleRoy said:
Hi Craig_84

Possibly I did not make myself clear, you need to dose something in addition with the Seachem Excel, not instead of.

You can use the Tropica Premium Nutrition for the time being but it lacks two of the three macro-nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus). When you have used up the bottle of Tropica 'Premium' switch over to Tropica 'Specialised'. Both contain magnesium which should help alleviate the 'leaf margins curling' issues. If the new leaves that form after you start dosing the 'Premium' curl their margins as they mature you may need even more magnesium than the mixture contains. If that is the case contact me and I will give you some additional guidance. BTW, the crypt with the curling leaf margins looks to be Cryptocoryne wendtii. Keep us posted! -Roy
Again thank you. I will do just that
 
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