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Plant Leaves Discoloured

Discussion in 'Planted Chit Chat' started by conorod, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. conorod

    conorod New Member

    Mar 14, 2019
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    I have a 54L tank with 2X anubias and 1X java fern both tied with thread to rocks/wood, as well as one water sprite (floating) and some neon tetra & corydoras. I added the plants a few weeks ago and have since noticed the leaves becoming quite discoloured (dark spots) especially on the java fern. As I am fairly new to this I was wondering if this is normal or if I need to do something differently?
    I use a fertiliser that I add once per week (EasyLife Pro Fito), and also add liquid carbon once per day (EasyCarbo).

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  2. Colin_T

    Colin_T Member

    Jan 26, 2008
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    Perth, WA
    The brown stuff is just algae. When the water sprite grows and spreads it will reduce the algae.

    I wouldn't add carbon. There is heaps in the atmosphere (carbon dioxide) and you don't need it for those plants.

    You need a picture or something on the back of the tank to make the fish feel more secure. You can buy pictures from pet shops or use a plastic rubbish bin liner, a bit of coloured card or even a newspaper. Just sticky tape it to the outside on the back of the tank.

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