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[APD] RE:1st Planted Tank questions

> Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 16:50:30 -0800
> From: "Liz Wilhite" <liz_wilhite at hotmail_com>
> Subject: [APD] 1st Planted Tank questions

> It seems that every leaf on every plant is melting away.  At the same
> there is strong new growth.  THe new growth tends overall to be brighter, 
> redder, thinner and lacier with side shoots.  The crypts are melting but 
> putting out lots of new leaves that seem healthy. I've been interpreting 
> this as leaves from emerged growth dying.  Oddly, a red lotus and Apon. 
> crispus haven't lost a leaf while putting out several new leaves this
> (most plants have been in the tank a week).
> Any thoughts on what is going on?  How dumb was it to put plants in this 
> early?
> Liz

I hope you did not add NH3 and do the fishless cycling.
Since you already did(you have a NO2 reading without any fish+ some
plants), Remove all the algae you can, do a prune(remove old dead infected
leaves), do a large, 80% water change and then another a day later. 
That should remove everything.
The plants need nutrients as well, not just Nitrogen, you will need add
some nutrients for them to grow well.

Tom Barr
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