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Brown leaves

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by chris10, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. chris10

    chris10 Junior Poster

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    I think the answer to my question is more co2. Did a search but couldn't find anything about leaves turning brown.

    My Crypt spiralis is starting to turn light brown on the edges of the leaves. The middle is still green. I am dosing flourish twice a week and the kh ph co2 comes to 24 ppm which I know to most of you means crap. Drop checker is coming.

    lights are a little over 2wpg at 10 hours
    Co2, from a pretty consistent diy jello using wine yeast (2 three liter bottles), is mixed in a reactor.
    Pressurized is down the road since this tank I set up was for a local non profit animal rescue.

    Heres a pic
    just to let you know that is a UGF tube, but it comes from the top so no actual UGF
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  2. VaughnH

    VaughnH Lifetime Charter Member
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    You are starving your plants. Flourish is like dessert to the plants. They also need meat and potatoes - nitrates, phosphates and potassium. Those are cheap to supply, if you buy some potassium nitrate and mono potassium phosphate from Greg Watson.
     
  3. chris10

    chris10 Junior Poster

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    Flourish does provide those nutrients but not sure if its enough.

    Total Nitrogen
    0.07%
    Available Phosphate ( P2O5)
    0.01%
    Soluble Potash
    0.37%
    Calcium (Ca)
    0.14%
    Magnesium (Mg)
    0.11%
    Sulfur (S)
    0.2773%
    Boron (B)
    0.009%
    Chlorine (Cl)
    1.15%
    Cobalt (Co)
    0.0004%
    Copper (Cu)
    0.0001%
    Iron (Fe)
    0.32%
    Manganese (Mn)
    0.0118%
    Molybdenum (Mo)
    0.0009%
    Sodium (Na)
    0.13%
    Zinc (Zn)
    0.0007%
     
  4. Tom Barr

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    chris10 Junior Poster

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    46 gallon bow front
     
  6. Tom Barr

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    Then do this:
    Get the ferts from Greg.

    50% weekly water change
    Add 1/2 teaspoon 2x a week KNO3
    Add 1/8th teaspoon 2x a week KH2PO4
    Add 1/2 teaspoon 1-2x a week GH booster
    10 mls 2-3x aweek of Flourish

    That's it. Make sure to add enough CO2 and stay on top of that.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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