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Re: [APD] New leaves are white
I have almost all Sword plants in my 20g tank. I treat them as houseplants...
Alot of light, infrequent ferts, pull out the dead leaves as close to
the base as you can...
They are growing very nicely, with the largest probably too big for the tank.
My water is above average PH with a light fish load and 2+ watts per
gallon and NO C02.
On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 21:25:01 -0500, Daniel Stringfield
<dstringf at comcast_net> wrote:
> I bought a couple "narrow leaf chain sword" plants at the LFS a couple
> weeks ago but the new growth all seems to be turning white. They are
> in my 10 gallon "shrimp tank" that contains 8 shrimp and 1 betta. The
> light is the standard dinky 15watt, which should at least meet the
> minimum 1.5watts per gallon rule of thumb. The water is higher in pH
> (around 7.4). I've used 2 doses of Flourish since I got the plants,
> but I am weary of putting more since the last time I used it one of my
> newly molted shrimp died the next day. Also, some of the old growth
> around the edge was dead when I got them. The shrimp have been picking
> at the dead leaves, but seem more interested in the algae growing on
> them. Any clue what I'm doing wrong? Should I trim the dead leaves?
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