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Old 10-16-2015, 09:58 PM   #1
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Help with plant

Could someone tell me what is wrong with this plant and what I can do to fix it? It actually looks worse in person. The leaves are decaying. I use root tabs and Leaf Zone. All the other plants are fine, as far as I know. Thanks!
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:04 PM   #2
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Obviously a sword.

Me thinks lighting or the crappy store bought root tabs


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Old 10-16-2015, 10:12 PM   #3
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This is actually the only plant in the front of the tank. It gets more light than the others, but it's a possibility since my lighting is the one that came with the tank. Pretty weak. Yes, the root tabs were purchased at Petsmart.


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Old 10-16-2015, 10:14 PM   #4
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And this leads to another question. Since all of my plants are swords, do I need a liquid fert or are root tabs enough?


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Here's a question, how many root tabs per plant did you use? I am finishing up the Flourish root tabs and I use several for each plant. After that moving to the DIY osmocote + tabs that other members made as I don't do DIY projects.

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Here's a question, how many root tabs per plant did you use? I am finishing up the Flourish root tabs and I use several for each plant. After that moving to the DIY osmocote + tabs that other members made as I don't do DIY projects.

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Just one. I didn't buy enough and I never went back to buy more. So, how many should I use for each plant?


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How long have you had this particular plant in relation to the other swords?


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Where is the recipe for the DIY tabs? Can someone share?


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I think it's down a ways in the planted tank subforum. MEBBID's DIY root tabs. People on here and planted tank.net sell them sometimes for cheap



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How long have you had this particular plant in relation to the other swords?


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I bought all but 3 back in May. The others have become established and are doing well. This one has been struggling for a while.


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Oh and as far as stor purchased tabs in use 3 or 4 placed in different areas around each plant

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Oh and as far as stor purchased tabs in use 3 or 4 placed in different areas around each plant

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I see. I think I may try making some myself.


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Yes, use Mebbids recipe and use multiple tabs. Work great!


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