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Holes In plants

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by Webbie48, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. Webbie48

    Webbie48 Junior Poster

    Mar 11, 2005
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    Can you give me a bit of advise I am a bit new to fish/plants also this is my first vist here.
    I have two broad leaf plants in my tank that have got a lot of holes in the leaves, and a bit whitish, also some of my other plants are looking a bit poor but are all growing OK, one of the plants is an Amazon sword not sure what the other one is, your help would be appreciated
    Ps No snails that I can see

    Tank Trigon 190lites
    Lights 2x55w T5 (Interpet Triplus&Beauty Lamps)plus Juwel 2x20w Lamps
    JBL Pressuised Co2
    No2 0
    No3 20
    Ph 7.2
    KH 140
    Po4 0.25
    FE no iron 0.25
    Dosing 5mil Plant gro every other day
    Cheers Webbie
  2. reiverix

    reiverix Lifetime Members
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    Jan 29, 2005
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    Re: Holes In plants

    Your alkalinity is 140 German degrees? Please tell me that was supposed to be ppm or there was a decimal in there somewhere. That's a lot of baking soda. Your tank must keep your whole house smelling fresh, not to mention the lovely white substrate it must have.
  3. magicmagni

    magicmagni Prolific Poster

    May 15, 2005
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    Re: Holes In plants

    Well it's hard to say, but in general holes in leaves mean potassium deficiency. Is that 20ppm No3 from Potassium Nitrate? Also the light color growth may be from lack of Iron/ traces. Looking at your levels I would also recommend to bump up the phosphate to at least 1ppm, but 2ppm wouldn't be bad either. Another thing you can do for your swords is put some Flourish Tabs under them to give them an extra shot of Iron.

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