Whats wrong with my Sword?!

msarko19
  • #1
Hey guys,

Got a Dwarf Amazon Sword from petsmart about a month and a half ago and its starting to not look so hot. Yellowing of the edges, dead spots towards the top of leaves, green veins. On the new growth the leaves are light green, slightly curling and have kind of a brown tint to some of the new leaves. I was looking at the deficiency lists and I'm thinking maybe a magnesium deficiency?

I'm working with 10g, 2 60w equivalent CFL, soil underneath small gravel cap (about a inch of both) also dosing leaf zone (thought maybe iron def. but wasn't sure). Not sure what my levels are at, haven't tested since I've been back at school.


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thanks!
 

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el337
  • #2
Do you have any root tabs around it? If not, they would certainly help!
 

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msarko19
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
no root tabs but I've been thinking about adding some!
 
kidxxgrimm
  • #4
Nice D hairgrass... with those my friend...you will prolly need some dosing. Or....as u have a dirt and gravel capped tank. Such as I. you should think about a slight overstock in fish to boost the plants ability to grow. Plants will clean substrate to a degree.. you just have to let them do it.and floatin plants are bomb @ cleaning the water column.

I am @ an understock in fish atm. Waitin on more kuhlis.

Plants did better with it full of guppies and my one kuhlI n pleco.

Had around 20 gupps.

Recently just trimmed everything also. So its a bit naked
 

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msarko19
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
I actually have a small 2.5g with all my guppies at the moment, just waiting for 10 gallon planted to fill in a bit. picked up some "Flourish" seemed like a more complete fert. so I'm going to give that a try. and my DHG is barely hanging on but that just went in last week.

thanks again
 

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