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    I have received a few requested to add some information about how to recognize and react to freshwater plant nutrient deficiencies. As there already is a lot of good information out there, I thought I would place some of it here for quick reference.

    The below pic was not created by me, but is from the following website: http://aquathusiast.com/nutrientdeficiency/





    The below links also contain a lot of good information in regards to identifying plant nutrient deficiencies in plants

    http://www.aquariumslife.com/aquasca...ts-deficiency/

    http://diszhal.info/english/articles...for_plants.php

    http://eazyoneaquarium.blogspot.ca/2...n-aquatic.html

    http://aquathusiast.com/nutrientdeficiency/


    When it comes to dealing with, and correcting these deficiencies, I would suggest you first read through the below thread here

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=32062
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    this is great Cliff!! Thanks so much.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
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    thanks Cliff. Such efforts make this a better place.
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    Cliff, it be great if you could do one of these for TDS. When I searched AC, no thread started on subject just mentions of tds in numerous threads. Would help cutting to the chase and less likely to pick up mis-information. Know what I mean? :0)
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    Will do

    I will be able to start it today and will just likely add to it when I have time
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    This is such great info - now the questions is, how to effectively use it.

    For instance: I recently transplanted an amazon sword from my 15 gal to my 90. It's nice and full and about 12 inches tall.
    In the 15 I have eco complete substrate. The plant was flourishing.

    In the 90, I have sand substrate. So when I planted it, I first added a Flourish root tab to the sand beneath the plant.
    Now after about 3 weeks, however, I'm noticing that some of the leaves are getting little holes in them and they are fraying a bit at the edges + they are not as bright green as they were. From the chart above, that indicates I'm short on Manganese and Nitrogen.
    Since the root tabs already have Manganese and Nitrogen that must mean there's not enough. What would be the best way to provide the extra M and N this plant needs? Double the root tabs? Embed the tabs under the roots monthly instead of every 2 - 3 months. Supplement with Flourish comprehensive? Something else?
    Thanks!
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    In order for the root tabs to be effective, your plants will need a well established root system. You might have to wait longer than 3 weeks for that to happen. In the mean time, you should be able to use more root tabs to compensate for this
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Makes sense. I'll pop another one under the plant at next W/C

    I also have plants, that while not dying or looking bad, are simply not growing or growing very slowly. Some are planted in the sand, some are attached to driftwood. According to the chart, this would seem to indicate a calcium deficiency - which surprises me because I have mixed crushed coral in the substrate to help buffer pH and would think that the coral would be loaded with calcium.
    Would this indicate that I should start dosing with Flourish comprehensive?.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    In order for the root tabs to be effective, your plants will need a well established root system. You might have to wait longer than 3 weeks for that to happen. In the mean time, you should be able to use more root tabs to compensate for this
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
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    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.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    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.
    220g Frontosa tank.
    210g monster fish tank.
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