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Author Topic: Anubias yellow leaves  (Read 1954 times)
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« on: October 18, 2015, 08:59:35 AM »

So now the tank is completely out of direct sunlight, the leaves have stopped going clear from the rhizome and rhizomes essentially melting off. However, now some of the leaves are going yellow so I'm not sure if a problem with nutrients as I don't add any ferts. Can't find too much online so not sure if anyone has any experience... And if it is a nutritional problem then which liquid ferts would be good and affordable?

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 07:33:17 PM »

If the rhizomes are melting the plant is dying. The rhizome should be clear of dirt and substrate to remain healthy. You have to take the plant out and cut out he melting portions. Treat the healthy parts with H2O2 and put the plant back into water.

You have changed the light the plant was receiving, so it is adjusting to its new lights. You will find that aquatic plant leaves will show yellowing and dying-off under such conditions.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2015, 03:33:27 AM »

The rhizomes are no longer melting though, that's stopped since moving the tank
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2015, 03:10:19 PM »

Can you take pictures of it?
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2015, 03:06:58 AM »

Best I could get this am


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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 12:47:23 PM »

Looks like a lack of nitrates or less likely a lack of phosphates to me. You can tell because the old leaves are affected which means the plant is pulling a nutrient out of the old leaves so it can keep making new leaves. Not all nutrients can be removed like this for reuse, and of the ones that can be it looks most like nitrate or phosphate deficiency.
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015, 01:33:43 PM »

Thank you! There are more fish in the tank now, so hoping nitrates might go up a bit, but will invest in some liquid ferts that hopefully includes both nitrate and phosphate
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2015, 04:47:57 AM »

Thanks for the info.
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