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Thought I would ask a question now that my Tropical tank is under way.

It seems that the plants have settled in nicely into the aquarium soil and many of the Amazon sword are producing new leaves , one of the four plants has three new leaves rising up at the same time.

I also have dying older leaves that have gone brown and blotchy and in some parts yellow , one has in fact gone almost see through.

Should I be picking these dying leaves off or leaving them ?

One of the vallis has sent off a stolon of which has rooted and grown and that new plant has done the same and sent a stolon out and it has begun to grow.

also one of the Cabomba has decided to branch from the base , the first time I have had cabomba and it has'nt fallen to bits.

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If the leaves are almost dead then yes, I would remove them. If they rot you might end up with ammonia spikes.

Are you using a fertilizer? If you aren't that would explain why the older leaves are dying off. I keep Amazon Swords too and it's very, very rare that I have any leaves die (I have three of them).




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Well no I dont have any plant fertilizer at this moment Steph.

The aquarium compost has to be nutrient free in order not to encourage algal growth , so do you think I should think about getting some plant food pretty soon ?

Ok I will take any seriously dead leaves when the time comes , I think there is at least two now.


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Well no I dont have any plant fertilizer at this moment Steph.

The aquarium compost has to be nutrient free in order not to encourage algal growth , so do you think I should think about getting some plant food pretty soon ?

Ok I will take any seriously dead leaves when the time comes , I think there is at least two now.
I would pick up something like FloraPride or the products by Flourish. I would get something that says it "adds trace elements" because your plants might be missing a kind of nutrient. It's not a huge deal but will prevent your older leaves from dying off .




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