View Full Version : pin holes in new leaves

04-16-2010, 11:42 PM
The tittle says it. Some of my plants are starting to get pin holes in there new leaves. What could this be?

04-17-2010, 12:19 AM
What kind of plants? What are the tank test readings? How much light do you have? Do you fertilize at all?

04-17-2010, 12:27 AM
^^^ im with Rick.

however, it might be aliens.

04-17-2010, 01:08 AM
Lighting : 2.5-3 watts
Plants affected : anubias, cryptocoryne ciliata, and amazon sword.
Dosing : Using a multi-nutrient like flourish, and potassium

I only can test for nitrates its around 30 ppm. Also I've got carbon I can add but I haven't been adding it.

04-17-2010, 01:11 AM
I would try some root tabs first. Give it a few weeks and see if it improves. I really think you need to get some CO2 in there and probably some phosphorous. Try the root tabs first though.

04-17-2010, 01:13 AM
Yea rich I was thinking some root tabs would be good too. I've got a heavy fish load so I think phosphorus is abundant. I'm going to get some root tabs and dose easy on the carbon. Is there any root tabs you would suggest? Thanks for the quick response :19:

04-17-2010, 01:17 AM
How long are they in the tank. They could be just acclimating by shedding some of the previous leaves that were already existing on the plant.

04-17-2010, 01:19 AM
They have been in the tank for at least 4 months up to a year