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Old 08-27-2017, 08:13 AM   #11
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I checked an old thread that was posted about this tank about a month or so ago you mentioned there was some brown leaves (plant is Monte Carlo) and the topic of a regular fertilizer routine was brought up (none). It was suggested that the nutrients in the substrate were becoming exhausted.
Did you start a fertilizer routine since that time? A test kit (and results of such testing) for nitrate and phosphate would be helpful for the plants (as well as ammonia and nitrite for the fish).
How much CO2 is being added to that tank?
In the mean time, you could decrease the lighting period. Less light, less demand for CO2 and fertilizers.


I did not bother putting fertilizer since I saw the following week they were getting better.
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Do you feed the fish daily? Just curious because the food should have been swirling around on account of the Lily pipes you have in there. I imagine it would be hard to miss that.
As a general rule, more light, then more CO2 and fertilizers are needed. Not sure where you got the advice on not providing fertilizers (I believe it was even mentioned in the other thread).
I think you would get better responses if you were to post the tank specifics such as: tank size, temp, filter make and model, light fixture make and model, number of hours it is on per day, type of substrate, CO2 and fertilizer routine (what, how much, when), any recent changes to any of the regular routines. Other helpful parameters, if you have them, such as ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and phosphate.
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