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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:11 pm Post subject: nurtient deficiency need help Reply with quote

 Hi  all
 
 the  amazon  plant  in  my  tank  has  been  showing  unhealthy  growth  however  i  am  not  able  to  narrow  down  on  what  could  be  the  actual  problem
 
 i  have  been  dry  dosing  regularly  as  mentioned  below
 
 1/8  tsp  potassium  nitrate  3  days  a  week
 1/16  tsp  potassium  phospate  3  days  a  week
 1/32  tsp  microsol  b  daily  
 
 co2  at  2.5  bps  for  11  hours  lights  3*36wt  osram  lumilux  t8  2*6500k  and  1*8000k
 
 substrate  laterite  bottom  covered  with  inert  river  sand
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:06 pm Post subject: Re: nurtient deficiency need help Reply with quote

 Hi,
 
 What  do  you  mean  by  unhealthy  ?  Can  you  describe  the  symtoms  ?  Like,  "Leaves  are  transparent",  or  "there  a  pin  holes  in  the  leaves"  ?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:02 pm Post subject: Re: nurtient deficiency need help Reply with quote

 the  new  leaves  stay  small  in  size  and  are  yellowish  green
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:29 pm Post subject: Re: nurtient deficiency need help Reply with quote

 may  be  you  have  buried  the  rhizome  too  deep  into  the  substrate?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:36 am Post subject: Re: nurtient deficiency need help Reply with quote

 iron  and  phosphate  deficiency.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:35 am Post subject: Re: nurtient deficiency need help Reply with quote

 I  kind  of  agree  with  Abhi.  Amazons  require  high  iron  and  the  symptoms  are  kind  of  similar  to  iron  deficiency.  But  then  I  am  bit  of  confused  with  a  laterite  substrate  how  is  that  happening.
 
 Amazons  are  heavy  root  feeders  so  liquid  column  fertilization  will  not  be  having  much  effect.
 
 Can  you  please  give  the  following  info:
 
 1>  What  are  the  other  plants?
 2>  Are  they  growing  well?
 3>  What  variety  of  Amazon  is  this?
 4>  Is  it  a  recent  purchase  and  the  source?  Here  most  amazons  we  get  are  grown  in  ponds  and  they  normally  takes  some  time  to  acclamatize  in  an  aquarium  and  during  that  time  it  is  not  un-natural  of  them  to  produce  small  leaves.  Recently  I  took  out  a  2  year  old  amazon  from  my  tank.  I  am  planning  to  move  it  to  another  tank  but  till  now  I  didnot  get  time  to  do  so  and  I  am  seeing  that  the  new  leaves  are  getting  progressively  smaller
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:39 am Post subject: Re: nurtient deficiency need help Reply with quote

 Hi  Rupak,
 
 
                                                 
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the  new  leaves  stay  small  in  size  and  are  yellowish  green                

 
 Echinodorus  needs  plenty  of  nitrogen.  If  newer  leaves  are  smaller  than  previous  set  of  leaves,  I  suspect  nitrogen  deficiency.  Increase  kno3.  
 
 Are  the  new  leaves  transparent  ?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:02 pm Post subject: Re: nurtient deficiency need help Reply with quote

 thanks  Ravi  and  Abhi  for  your  help   Smile   however  all  i  could  make  out  is  i  need  to  increase  dosing  of  both  macros  and  micros     Surprised   
 
   the  other  plants  in  the  tank  are  Vallisneria  (has  been  growing  like  a  weed)
 
 Echinodorus  tenellus
 Ludwigia  
 crypts
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:06 pm Post subject: Re: nurtient deficiency need help Reply with quote

 well  you  have  two  most  hungry  plants  in  the  business  in  your  tank.you  definitely  needs  to  flood  your  water  with  macros  n  micro.
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