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HC turning brown

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by kakkoii, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. kakkoii

    kakkoii Junior Poster

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    My HC is turning brown and isn't spreading:(

    nitrate: 10-50ppm:confused:
    watts: 3.4 wpg
    tank size: 10 gallon
    other plants: Eleocharis parvula
    fertz: pfertz P,N,M,K,Flourish Exell
    co2: diy yeast bottle, Japanese diffuser, drop checker color: yellow



    please help and thanx...:)
     
  2. Tom Barr

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    Water changes?
    Sediment type?
    DIY change frequency etc?

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  3. kakkoii

    kakkoii Junior Poster

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    :confused: h/o... Whats 'sediment type'???? :confused:
     
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    kakkoii Junior Poster

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    :confused: My HC is turning a yellow/brown color and then it is dying, but it keeps on growing up without spreading (still turning yellow at the bottom). Oh, yeah, it is growing on a rock, the PH is 6.4, and the KH is 3-4(goes up and down). :confused:
     
  5. Aknickolai

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    I had that problem, how tall are your HC stalks? The solution for me was to be a bit more habitual about pruning the HC. Keeping it shorter so light reaches the bottom parts of the plant seemed to help. I try and keep mine about 2-2.5 inches tall. You can always replant the floating pieces in your substrate. As long as they are given time to root they should do well.
     
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