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Shrivelled up leaves

swackett

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29 May 2008
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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
 

Dan Crawford

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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
 

NatureBoy

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Hi- did you solve it?

Are you using tapwater or building up from RO?
 

Fred Dulley

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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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