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Old 12-09-2012, 02:00 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 12-14-2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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Thats an attachment to gmail, not an upload, we cant see that, only you can
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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are you getting any new ones growing back? try adding the plant food safe for fish,
im no expert but ive got x1 24w white and x1 blue and though some have been turning brown i break them off when they are gone and new ones are growing elsewhere on the plant
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:44 PM   #4
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here are some nice easy to grow plants...low co2 or ferts...these were about 6 weeks old from a bare bulb when the pics were taken....


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