help with anabias nana

p g smith

New Member
Joined
5 Mar 2008
Messages
3
Location
south wales
morning all, im paul and new to the forum.
im having problems with my anabias nana, with the leaves turning yellow . ive recently bought a d-d co2 system which has been running for two weeks, and also bought trace elements mix from ae, which ive been doing for one week. can you tell me if ive bought the right stuff to treat this problem. :?
 

GreenNeedle

Member
Joined
19 Jul 2007
Messages
2,720
Location
Lincoln UK
you have bought traces but are you using NPK too? Anubias can get like this in the beginning IME.

I remove the old leaves that do deteriate.

Andy
 

GreenNeedle

Member
Joined
19 Jul 2007
Messages
2,720
Location
Lincoln UK
NPK is Nitrogen, Phosphate and Potassium which is needed even more than trace.

This means when you bought the trace mix you shouldve also bought Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) and Potassium Phosphate (KH2PO4) and although you ahould have enough Poassium in these 2 I also buy Potassium Sulphate (K2SO4)

Buying traces are on their own won't do anything because if there is not enough NPK in the tank then the plants will not use the trace!

Andy
 

p g smith

New Member
Joined
5 Mar 2008
Messages
3
Location
south wales
yes, all healthy when bought new. my tank is 90% coverd with amazon frogbit so its not in full light. all other plants seem to be doing ok.
 

Garuf

Member
Joined
30 Oct 2007
Messages
4,957
Location
Leeds.
I've found anubias nana to really like trace and soon become deficient if higher than average dosing of trace is not adhered too, give it ago and see, I'd suggest you tear out some frogbit too, extra light won't hurt.
 

Similar threads

Top