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    Thanks Cliff. Just checked my pH and it's running at 7.2 so we're good there at least for the Amazon sword but I'll check the KBS and anubias pH requirements..

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    It would be worth a try, just start off with small doses first (about 1/4 or the recommended amount)

    You also have to be aware that when plants are in low pH (as compared to their optimal level) they will have trouble using available and required nutrients. This can falsely lead you to believe there is a deficiency when there actually is not one.
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    good to know. thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by luke77 View Post
    Fishmommie my swords are doing the same. The new leaves that are growing from it now are so far holeless. I do dose comprehensive with every water change once a week.
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    This is excellent info! Thanks Cliff.

    So far my plants seem healthy, even though they are not growing much, but this is probably because I have no fish in the tank so no "fertilization" is going on :-) I hope once fish start providing "organic materials" to the plants they will start growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    Would this indicate that I should start dosing with Flourish comprehensive?.
    Swords draw most of their nutrients from the roots rather than the water column. Liquid ferts won't help the swords as much as stem plants for example. Putting Seachem Florite under the sand would be even better and allow the plant to have all of it's root touching nutrient rich substrate. The tabs are not as effective as a quality substrate.

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    Well timed, just what I needed.

    So I believe I may have a calcium and magnesium deficiency (low GH) in my 15 gallon tank - orr borderline low gh because I recently gave a decent dosing of flourish and have noticed new/recovering growth.

    so the first example is of the calcium deficiency - On Monday my Hyrgophila somethingsomething threw out some deformed leaves - thats when I nearly double dosed flourish, I only did this because; a) my tank is heavily planted b) I had only 3 guppies and cherry shrimp at the time [bought more on thursday] and c) because I haven't had an algae problem in that tank for at least 9 months - so it was partly experimental to see how it would cope.
    You might be able to see that the plant has given up with the center stem that threw out the deformed leaves and instead has new shoots beside it.

    You can also see the dark veins which is a sign of magnesium deficiency.

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    Theres also a black edge to some of the leaves - I dont think its algae, but another sign of magnesium deficiency.

    photo.jpg

    So the combination of the two indicates I have a low GH, the last time I tested GH was on the 12th of November and I was at 11.03dgh

    Time to add more neutrients.

    Thanks Cliff!

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    No doubt that would be best but unfortunately, I can barely reach the bottom of the tank to set a plant. Not sure at this point how I would be able to dig out and under the sand to add some florite. I'll have to give it some thought.
    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by James` View Post
    Swords draw most of their nutrients from the roots rather than the water column. Liquid ferts won't help the swords as much as stem plants for example. Putting Seachem Florite under the sand would be even better and allow the plant to have all of it's root touching nutrient rich substrate. The tabs are not as effective as a quality substrate.
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    Soo I've been doing some extra dosing of Flourish but it hasnt stopped or decreased the signs of magnesium deficiency. I'm doing a bit of reading and have found that Magnesium sulfate is found in epsom salt so you can dose that and increase your magnesium.

    does anyone know anything or have any experience with this?

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    I would imagine it will take some time to see improvement. I'd give it a could weeks minimum and see if there's any change
    Quote Originally Posted by philthy View Post
    Soo I've been doing some extra dosing of Flourish but it hasnt stopped or decreased the signs of magnesium deficiency. I'm doing a bit of reading and have found that Magnesium sulfate is found in epsom salt so you can dose that and increase your magnesium.

    does anyone know anything or have any experience with this?
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    THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE "A COUPLE WEEKS MINIMUM', fingers move fast than the brain:o(
    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    I would imagine it will take some time to see improvement. I'd give it a could weeks minimum and see if there's any change
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    Alright, well now I'm sort of torn between doing a water change / continuing to dose extra flourish / or just leaving it to see what happens...

    I don't any real dosing regime, I just add stuff every now and then :| - usually about once or twice a week, depending on what it is.

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