Thanks for your replies guys!
I have a potential big problem on my hands. It's been 10 days since I set it up and there is almost no growth recorded. I know anubiases are slow growers and that they need to get used to my new setup,BUT comparing to the ones in my aquariums there should have been changes. I watch the new leaves which were sprouting when I got them to see changes. Just yesterday I noticed a very small growing of the new leaves, but I am waiting for them to show all the leaf, in order to see if I got the nutrients right.
I have in this tank 62 anubiases (barteti barteri, barteri nana, b. nana coffeefolia, lanceolata, congensis and petite). In these 10 days I lost 2 (the rizome rotted even if I didn't burry the rizome - I have no idea why) and I just found one that was starting to rot [ photo 1
]. I sectioned the rizome untill I got to the good tissue and I put it back. Do you have any idea why that happened?
I also noticed some signs of nutrient defficiency. Please help me identify it:
1. some of the leaves turned to pale green between the veins, but the veins remain dark green. [ photo2
]. This would be a iron or nitrogen defficiency? Right? There are no new leaves to see if they are paler but I gues it's iron, right? There is no way it could be iron since I put 1/2 tablet of Dennerle E15 Feractiv in the water weekly which should be dosed for 50 l of aquarium water every month.
2. I also noticed that 1-2 leaves are dried and starting to rot at the tips, but I guess this is because the plants remained unmisted 2 days when I left town for a wedding, right? [ photo3
3. On 2 leaves I noticed some pale spots. Does anybody know what they mean? [ photo4
Because I had a good growth rate with my anubiases immersed I changed the whole solution on which the plants rest introducing a solution with nutrient concentration slightly higher than in the aquarium:
PO4 = 2
NO3 = 20
Mg = 20
K = don't remember... abot 20-30
Fe = 1/2 tb Dennerle V30 Feractiv
for trace elements I dosed one pump of Dennerle V30 Complete in the solution. I forgot to mention that I have 30 l of water in there. I will see what happends with these concentrations.
I am afraid not to lose more plants now, at the bigining before I have growth there and not to be able to identify where I went wrong.
Thanks for your help guys, please help me with my questions. I will keep you posted on what happened.