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Help with dying plants.

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by Ken, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. Ken

    Ken Junior Poster

    Oct 1, 2005
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    I just set up a 90g tank about 2 weeks ago and am having problems with some plants. The biggest problem is with my egeria densa, they lost their color and are dying off and I am not certain as to why. My Hygrophilia Polysperma is groing although a number of leafs have black spots, plus my crypto's all seemed to melt after I planted them but have rapidly grown new leaves that seem to be a little crinkled. My Anubias and Java ferns seem to be doing well.

    This is a non co2 tank. 90 gallon(actual volume 79 not subtracting for decorations and substrate etc) 2*55w PC lighting.

    Water readings:
    PH: 7.0
    KH ~2 degree
    GH ~1 degree
    NO3 = 5 ppm
    PO4 = 10ppm
    I am currently waiting on a water report to see what the actual city water is. (The water is from the Green River in Washington)

    So far I have added:
    1/2 tsp KNO3
    3/4 tsp baking soda to raise KH
    1/2 tsp mg and ca.
    20ml traces(Florish trace)

    I currently only have 5 Black Tetra in the tank.

    Any input on what I am missing to cause the egeria densa to die, or my doseing in general would be appreciated.

    I hope I didn't mis spell the plant names to bad. :rolleyes:

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