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Thread: How to fix weak stems?
04-07-2014, 11:49 AM #1
How to fix weak stems?
For some reason a lot of the plants I put in my tank eventually need replacing because their stems have gone all weak and soft. At first I thought it was because the light wasnt reaching all the way down there, but ive seen tanks which are literally chocked full of plants, so surely this isnt the case?
I have T5 lighting with JBL bulbs, Colour tube at the front and natural at the back. I use JBL Ferropol weekly fertilizer, I also have some Seachem Potassium which I havent used much as the JBL should have everything in it. I have tried with co2 and without and it doesnt seem to make much difference (I only had DIY, currently saving for a proper pressurized setup).
27 Gallon planted: Super Dragon Betta, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Checker barbs, Bolivian Ram, Otocinclus, Amano shrimp, Assassin snails.
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04-28-2014, 03:49 PM #2Banned Red Arowana
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Some plants can't handle fertilizers so that may be the case. What plants are in the tank and what fish and what plants afected???
04-28-2014, 03:57 PM #3
Is this happening to ALL the plants or just a select few? If its happening to just a few, what kind of plants is it happening to?
If its happening and the plants are a type of Cryptocoryne, that's actually just a normal transition due to change in water conditions and the plants will grow back from the root stock.