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Old 12-09-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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I am fairly new to live plants in my aquarium. I purchased these two at my local pet store, they said these are some of the easiest plants to care for. I have not used any plant fertilizer . I have had the plants for about 8 days now. I have noticed the one on the left has began to turn brown on some of the leafs also the one on the right has lost a couple leafs. My lighting consists of two compact fluorescent 10 W bulbs. I have a few questions what kind of plants are these? Is my lighting sufficient for these plants? Why are the leafs dieing/ falling off? And do these plants require fertilizer?

The link below should take you to a picture of my plants. Thanks for the help!

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Old 12-09-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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sorry but your link didn't work...did the shop owner give you the species name for the plants you bought...if they are going to sell it , then they had better be able to tell you exactly what it is.....
some of my favorite plants are cryptocoryne , anubias , java fern and java moss , and aponogetons...they do not require fertilizers or special lighting or co2 injection...a decently stocked aquarium will provide just about all of their nutritional needs..

if we ignore nature;maybe it will go away

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10 gallon...just more air

10 gallon...stale air

just don't ask about the rest
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