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    Hi, I've got a few live plants in my aquarium and they are turning yellow and a funny green. Some of them are losing their leaves. I think it might be a nutrient deficiency from what I've read? What can I do to solve the problem? Is it safe (or worth it) to use aquarium plant fertilizer?

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    I'm no expert when it comes to plants but sure someone else here can assist. I would copy/paste your question and place under Plant Forum http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...splay.php?f=65 as I believe you will find more help there.
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    We need more details. What sort of set up are you running? what plants do you have, what lighting? Are you dosing ferts/Co2/ what types and how much? Can you post picks of said plants?

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    There are several types of liquid fertilizer that many people use as well as root tabs for those with good root systems and need to be buried under the substrate.

    +1 with all above questions.

    @Jeff - it appears OP is not using anything right now & wonders whether ferts should be used

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    also how long have you had the plants? Some plants "melt" when placed in new water conditions and then regrow new leaves.
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    And with what Brhino said, Are you getting any new growth on the plants at all?
    @Andreahp, Thanks for picking up on that. I totally missed that. lol

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