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New to plants ..first problems

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by Jarema Malek, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Jarema Malek

    Jarema Malek New Member

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    Hi All.I just started my tank 29th August.Its 120x40x55cm.Fluval 406 plus filtration trough 10 PPI foam behind background using JBL waterpump.Arstone Amazonia background with 10 PPI foam behind cutted in small pieces.Fluval 300W heater. 54W Sylvania grolux and 54W Sylvania aquastar T5 bulbs with reflectors.Now i have 7hr light on.Dennerle Deponitmix 9in1 under 1mm black quarz.5 x Anubias ver.Nana ,Cryptocoryne Wendti Green x2 ,Java fern, little bit of frogbit,2 species of Echinodorus,Lobelia and some 2 other plants i forgot name.Problem is that today i noticed leaves on cryptocoryne and some other plants start curling?Since i started my tank i did about 2 Water changes each weekend 45 litre .I used about half RO water and half tap water.My tap water was KH about 10 and GH 20...After i mixed I had KH 4 and GH 9...When i started tank all plants looks great.Just after second WC leaves start curling.I added few times 5ml Easylife Easycarbo and on the start JBL ferropol 40ml and 10ml with waterchange.My tap water parameters is :
    PH 6.8
    AMMONIA 0.25
    NO2 0
    NO3 20ppm
    Gh 20
    KH 10

    My Aquarium water :
    Ph 6.8
    Ammonia 0.25
    NO2 0
    NO3 10ppm
    Can someone help me where could be a problem please?Maybe i need more plants?Sorry for my english

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    Seattle_Aquarist Guru Class Expert

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    Hi Jarema Malek,

    Looking at your pictures I see a few things. In the first picture chlorosis (yellowing) with wavy leaf margins and some 'puckering' of the leaves. In the second picture also chlorosis with 'leaf tip hooking' downward. Your dGH may be 20 but the leaves in the first picture would suggest a magnesium deficiency and the leaves in the second picture a calcium deficiency; the "leaf tip hooking downward" is a common symptom of a Ca deficiency.. Although you may have Ca and Mg in your water it may not be in a form that the plants can utilize. Try adding sufficient GH Booster (Seachem Equilbrium) to increase your hardness 2.0 dGH. If you use Seachem Equilibrium that would be 3 teaspoons per 10 U.S. gallons. Seachem Equilibrium contains, Ca, Mg, K, and a little Fe along with some micronutrients. Watch your new growth, if increasing the available Ca and Mg you should see the new leaves come in much better. It is unlikely the older leaves will change much.
     
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    Jarema Malek New Member

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    Thank You for Your help.Sorry but I am not sure if I understand.Do i need rise GH?I have in tap 20GH and 10KH and i mixing it with RO water so I am putting 10GH and 5KH in to aquarium.Is that not good?What is the best for tank like I have with my light?Also i have JBL ferropol and Easylife Easycarbo can i use this aswell for now until i will get Equilibrrium?Or maybe use just RO water and add something to make water exactly what is the best?Thank You

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    Hi Jarema Malek,

    We don't have that product in the United States, but what I found online about is was:
    "Vigorous plant growth, no deficiency symptoms thanks to minerals such as iron, potassium and other trace elements" I could find no details as the the amounts or the "other trace elements".
     
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