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Old 07-18-2016, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi folks,
I've tried looking over deficiency threads and can't seem to make a "temple" plant happy. This is my second try with this "easy" plant and I get the same results. New leaves at top come out crinkled and curled then look like they're being eaten. No pleco's. Never see anyone nibble at it. Any ideas what this plant is missing? Full EI , excell, root tabs, fluorite base, local water is very hard but never tested it.
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Old 07-18-2016, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Dougm,

It sure looks like something is eating it but possibly after it starts to deteriorate. Do you do water tests? If so what are your parameters. Also if you could provide the city where you live I could check the municipal water report and see what it can tell us about your tap water.
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What fish do you have in that tank? And snails. It doesn't look like a deficiency from the pics you posted.
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Thanks for the response!
City is Jacksonville Beach, Fl. I've tried looking it up but didn't see much info on web site. Maybe I'm not looking in the right place. I can tell you that it stains the shower tiles after one use and starts clogging shower heads after only a month. And a quart of Dawn won't suds up in a pan at all. Same with shampoo and soap. I have not tested water, I'm afraid once I do I'll go crazy trying to perfect it. I used to do salt water and made myself nuts correcting every little thing...

List of fish....
Two angels
Three mollies
Two ottos
One yo yo loach
Two danios
Two rams
Possibly have trumpet snails, I say this because they were in tank at LFS, plant purchased two weeks ago. I haven't seen any in tank. I have gotten up at night and check with flashlight and haven't seen any or anything eating plants. I have been back to store and the same plants are fine in their tank.

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Old 07-20-2016, 12:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Other plants in same tank
Madigascar Lace
Amazon sword
Two species od Ludwigia
Two types of cryps
Java fern
Dwarf Lilly
Anubias

And thanks Seatle and Zapins...I do agree it looks like biting,but I haven't seen it. And I sit next to the tank in the living room...
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Hi Dougm,

I could be the angels but let's not rule out a deficiency.

Do you do any water testing of your tank. Can you provide PH, dKH, dGH?
If not, maybe I can get some information from your local water utility...where do you live? Is your water hard or soft?
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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It's my GD Angels, after setting up some snail traps and finding nothing, I caught them picking at it while in stealth mode. Room darkened and tank lights offand sitting back so they couldn't see me. Took a few hours before they got bored and went over and started chewing those leaves. Kind of a relief knowing...
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