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    Hey all, very new to aquatic plants and was wondering if someone could give me advice. I have just one plant so far and I would like to keep it alive before getting any more. It is some kind of anubias and the leaves are becoming more and more brown. Not just the edges or the veins, the whole leaf. It's a pretty high contrast.

    Here's some info on the tank and let me know if you need more:
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    And just one "assorted" Anubias. Not sure which kind, if anyone knows i'd love to find out. It is tied to a rock, so roots and rhizome are fully visible

    Now, the bad part.. I don't know much and for the past week and a half I didn't have any supplements or anything for it. Ordered Seachem flourish and seachem flourish excel that arrived sunday.
    So yesterday, I put in my first dose of Seachem Flourish. Haven't used the excel yet. Is it necessary for low tech? Is that what it needs? If not, what could be the deficiency?

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    Regular anubias barteri broadleaf. I would just dose some flourish first. The thing with Excel is that if you aren't consistent you can encourage algae which loves fluctuating CO2 levels-which is what Excel breaks down to.
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    The entire rhizome is above the substrate, correct?

    I have found that with anubias mine start off better tied/glued to something, up off of the substrate...and the rhizone will rot if its buried, killing the plant, so I just let them root into the substrate, anubias will put out some pretty long roots
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    Looks like you just have diatoms on the leaves... Have you tried just rubbing it off? I could be wrong as I just woke up but looks like diatoms to me rather than an ill plant. :)

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    @Boundava okay, i did put the regular flourish in there and was thinking that i should learn more about the excel before using it. the instructions said daily or every other day, so it seemed pretty intensive. I read though that doing water changes can mess with the carbon levels so the excel keeps it steady in low tech tanks?
    @Slaphppy7 yep roots and rhizome are above sand. It's just tied lightly to a white stone


    @sfsamm I think the fuzzier brown specs can be rubbed off, but even after doing that you can still see that sharp line between green and the greenish brown, like the one visible on the left leaf. It's on more than that one now, but i think that was the first.
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    Try rubbing it off. Here's a photo of one of my anubias nana plants. I suffer diatoms due to silicates in my water source. The plant is healthy but is covered in diatoms I just clean them off every so often and have been very busy so haven't done it in a while lol. Diatoms are very very common in new setups and most of the time they go away on their own. My situation is a rare exception to have them consistently.

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    Damn it, @sfsamm , my plants are sick! lol, embarrassingly enough, i was able to clean off some of the brown like you said. I've cleaned the fuzzy stuff off and the brown wasn't coming out.. but this time I put some elbow grease into it. There's still some, but definitely an improvement. The leaves are still a little wavy and one's "ribs" looks raised. Is that something bad? First pic is leaf that was the worst, and second pic is a really wavy bumpy leaf

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    Both barteri and coffefoilia have wavy bumpy leaves around the veins and edges. I'm not phenomenal at plant ID but there's several hybrid anubias out there also. :)
    SOOOooo lol, I'm confident in the health of your plant. They are exceptionally hardy plants and should do quite well for you so long as you're not blasting them in high light without co2 :) which you're not. Oftentimes plants get a little finicky after change some are worse than others some sit and do nothing for a while and then just start growing wild again. My crinum calamastrium is a booger for that, if I change something in the tank it up and stops all activity for 3-4 MONTHS and then it's off to the races again. My anubias usually quit me if I swap them from one tank to another for a while also.

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    Not coffeefolia-they are darker green...

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    Could be K deficiency, the Flourish is a micro nutrient supplement and doesn't have macro nutrients like Nitrogen, K-potassium or Phosphorus.

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    It doesn't have potassium? Lol, that's the most commonly depleted nutrient in planted tanks. I never noticed it didn't include potassium, but I buy it separately because if you're seeing pinholes and slight yellowing, potassium is usually the culprit. I see why more and more ppl are buying dry ferts.
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