What's wrong with my anubias?

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I've got a 2.5 gallon tank with LED lights and a single betta. I dose with flourish comp twice a week and lights are on for about 10 hours. The plants are all various anubias and banana plants. My extra large anubias is changing color and I'm not sure why
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None of the plants are actually planted in the gravel (they uprooted when I came home from school). This is the tank as a whole ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436301245.535222.jpg


 

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Do you use Excel or some form of CO2?
 

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It looks like light deficiency to me, I'm guessing your leds aren't giving enough light or the right color temperature.

 

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Second on those lights. 99.9% of aquarium kit LEDs aren't meant for plants and won't halo the plants. Try upping the light to a smaller LED clip on. Finnex is always a recommended brand.


 
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I don't use excel or anything. Does it matter that only the one plant is affected? I would think that a lighting issue would mess with all the plants and not just one. The leaves are also on different sides of the tank due to the way it's positioned and yet they all seem to have the same issue. Also, I've had the same plants and lights since December and this is the first time I'm noticing a problem.

This is the light if it helps to see it
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All the other plants are a beautiful green and have no brown spots, light spots or anything.


 

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Right it should affect all plants, and what's peculiar is that anubias are low light plants. Maybe try excel and see if it improves?


 

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Maybe check the rhisome, sometimes it dies, turns mushy. If it is firm and has some leaves then it is ok. sometimes the older leaves die and new ones begin. Your anubias look great otherwise.
 

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Anubias are heavy iron feeders, and low light plants. They don't need excel to flourish.

It can be an iron deficiency or an old leaf.
 
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The leaf that is the most yellow was there when I bought the plant so it is the oldest one. Is there enough iron in flourish comp that I can up the dosage and everything will be fine or should I specifically get flourish iron or a similar product?
 

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AmazonPassion said:
Anubias are heavy iron feeders, and low light plants. They don't need excel to flourish.

It can be an iron deficiency or an old leaf.
In that case, what substrate is the OP using? Some substrates contain iron in their composition, such as CaribSea Eco-Complete or Seachem Fluorite.
 
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I've got the red eco-complete. It kinda seems like a waste now since the plants have all been uprooted but its there.
 

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Yes I have the Eco-complete planted (the black stuff), all my plants seem to be doing well, except the Val's... Is there a way you could tie the anubias down to something?
 

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I prefer API Leaf Zone over Flourish Iron. API LZ contains iron and potassium.

Considering this is a new setup and the plant isn't established in this tank, using a liquid fertilizer would allow the plant to absorb the nutrients its lacking faster then a nutrient rich substrate.
 
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I'll add the leaf zone to my never-ending list of things to get. Thanks for all the help everyone


 

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