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#1 anodized


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Posted 17 September 2006 - 03:45 PM

hey all,

i have a question about my alternanthera reineckii "roseafolia", the leaf edges have cupped themselves, the edges curled down ... is this in response some kind of condition in the tank?

i trimmed back my fast growers to ensure it gets enough light.

#2 JamesC



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Posted 17 September 2006 - 06:11 PM

Leaf curling is usually associated with a calcium deficiency but TBH this is pretty rare, unless your water is very soft, as GH is normally made up of calcium. I found exactly the same problem with my rotala macrandra and tracked it down to a magnesium deficiency. Adding a bit of magnesium sulphate (epsom salts) cured the problem. Check your water to see how much calcium and magnesium you have. Local water authority should be able to help you out here.

#3 plantbrain



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Posted 18 September 2006 - 07:07 AM

CO2 and then you might try some MgSO4, epsom salt.
Add about 1/4 teaspoon per 80 liters 2x a week.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 12:07 PM

I learn something new everyday on this forum :) Thats what I like about it.

Edited by Dubby, 18 September 2006 - 12:08 PM.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:39 PM

Me too :)

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