Wrinkles On Plant Leaves

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by MatthewM, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. MatthewMValued MemberMember

    A few weeks ago i stopped the use of my ferts as recommended by some users. So far, not much. My dying plants, have stopped dying, but nothing more. No growth. As for the plants that were really growing, they pretty much stopped growing too. And a new thing has occurred. Leaves sorta wrinkle on my good plants. The outside edges are all wavy. Is this normal for plants like amazon sword and Madagascar lace?

  2. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    No it's not normal. I would start to dose again, just not as much as before. You were using Excel too weren't you?

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  3. MatthewMValued MemberMember

    I was indeed. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1438869084.025254.jpg

  4. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember


    You can always use Excel. No need to stop that. And I would use the full dose for your tank. The others I would start to use again, but at a smaller dose.

    The iron I would not use at all. Maybe the potassium... But for now I would just use the Flourish and see how that does.

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  5. NicoFordValued MemberMember

    I use all of the same ferts in my tank as well but I dose regularly on a schedule. I also have a dirt substrate, I wonder why your having these issues...

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    Are you dosing the same amount every time, along with on the same days?
    My schedule looks like this,
    Excel 1 cap a day
    Flourish, 1 cap a week
    Iron, 1 cap every other day
    Potassium, 1.5 caps every 2 days.
    55 gallon tank
    Massive plant load.

    What's your plant load and schedule?

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  6. MatthewMValued MemberMember

    I use silica sand, and i have root tabs placed. To be honest im rather bad with doing it the same every time. Been busy lately. So consistency isn't really here. But i dont dose more than the bottle suggests. I try to do it as it states. As for plant load, i have the 55 option in a 75. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1438890653.443623.jpg
  7. NicoFordValued MemberMember

    Do you have pictures of the effected plants?

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  8. MatthewMValued MemberMember

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  9. NicoFordValued MemberMember

    It looks like there not getting enough nutrients, all the plants you have are heavy root feeders, maybe doing dirt or florite would help

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  10. MatthewMValued MemberMember

    I would, but i dont have the money to invest in 100lbs of fluorite, and I'm not really one to mess with dirt aquariums..
  11. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    What about adding some root tabs?

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  12. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    You don't need a plant substrate for any of those plants. Start dosing the Flourish at the recommended dose along with the Excel.

    When did you put the root tabs in last?
  13. MatthewMValued MemberMember

    I started dosing again this morning. As for root tabs, i placed them a month ago. I got a box of 40. Probably used 7-10.
  14. MatthewMValued MemberMember

    Even with the dosing, my stuff is still growing wrinkled... ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1439347414.480478.jpg
  15. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    It's only been a few days. Give them some time. And they don't look bad. At least your not growing algae, and the leaves look very green. No brown spots. That's good.

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