Shrivelled up leaves

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by swackett, 14 Jul 2008.

  1. swackett

    swackett Member

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    Epsom, Surrey
    I've started a new tank 70l and am 2 week into the cycle.

    I've noticed that new leaves on the Ludwigia Arcuata are staying small and seem to be shrivelled up, this compares with the Rotala sp green growing nicely next to it

    Any help much appreciated

    Cheers
     
  2. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    Location:
    Daventry, Northants
    it sounds like its going through it transition from it emersed state to its submersed form. Plenty of co2 and ferts and it should turn out ok. Trim off any real dead leaves, some people cut the plant right back to the substrate but I don't.

    Cheers

    Dan
     
  3. swackett

    swackett Member

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    Location:
    Epsom, Surrey
    Thanks for the tip Dan, I also posted on my Journal and Clive said to double the fert dose :)
     
  4. NatureBoy

    NatureBoy Member

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    Hi- did you solve it?

    Are you using tapwater or building up from RO?
     
  5. Fred Dulley

    Fred Dulley Member

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    Location:
    Cardiff, Wales
    defdac wrote that tanks with a really low KH can cause some plants like Arcuata to get crumpled leaves when high nitrate is present.
     

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