marsilea hirsuta whats happening to it

Arif Khan

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hi i bought of marsilea hirsuta from ae it was not healthy at all but i revived it for the first 2 weeks it was sending out 2 runners a week in the 4 leaf clover shape but i moved to the front of the tank and now it grows 1 runner a week and the leaves are 1 leaved clover why is this .....:confused:
 

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You might want to give us more info about the tank, light, routines etc, size etc.

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Tom Barr
 

Arif Khan

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hi sorry heres tank details
2 wpg nutrafin co2 1 foot by 1 foot cube lighitng on for 10 hours a day tetraplant substrate with sand on topdose 2ml of nutrafin plant gro every 2 days....
 

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Nutrifin Plant gro is a trace element mixture, not a complete fertilizer. It doesn't provide the nitrate and phosphate or the potassium needed by the plants. With 2 watts per gallon, unless that light is held well above the water level, you need to be dosing a complete menu of nutrients.

So, you need to get some potassium nitrate, for nitrate and potassium, and some phosphate, such as mono potassium phosphate, and dose those along with the nutrifin plant gro.