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Old 05-25-2022, 05:59 PM   #1
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Which nutrient deficiencies do I have?

Hey guys, I have always loved fish and invertebrates and think I have a handle on the basics of fish keeping. However, I am absolutely horrendous with aquatic plants. I have browning on some leaves and the plants in general donít look so healthy. Iíd love to know what I can do and what fertilizer to add to make them a little happier.

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10 g with heater, currently heated to 79F, filter is Aqua clear 20. Nitrates, nitrites and ammonia are all 0. Used API master test kit. Inhabitants include betta, mystery snail, nerite snail. Tank was recently moved which stirred up some sand, recently plants havenít been looking great. I have some flourish root tabs but havenít used them in a few months.

The light is a new NICREW LED light 17 watts, running for 6 hours a day. The browning and holes in the leaves look like a sort of deficiency and Iíd appreciate any recs on ferts or if I should dose co2 (and how much). Iíve noticed some hair algae too. Usually I change 15-20% weekly.

Iíd really appreciate any tips or advice!
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Looks like Potassium and Phosphate: https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/...diagram.62876/

I recommend a fertilizer like this with Micros and Macros separate: https://www.amazon.com/Liquid-NPK-Aq...NsaWNrPXRydWU=

If interested in dry fertilizers, i can post EI and/or PPS Pro dosing recipes.
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Thank you so much! I think I’ll try those out. Would you dose as the bottle suggests?
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Thank you so much! I think Iíll try those out. Would you dose as the bottle suggests?
Maybe half just to see if there was a green algae outbreak, then slightly increase.
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