1. Please clear out your caches and cookies and restart your desktop browser and mobile browser. Thanks!
    Dismiss Notice

Anubias turning yellow :(

Discussion in 'Planted Tank and Aquascaping' started by polak_no_1, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. polak_no_1

    polak_no_1
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    Last Seen:
    Oct 17, 2006
    Hi,

    I have several different species of anubias in my 230gal tank, which seem to be slowly going yellow. What does this mean? are they getting burnt, or are they deprived of something?

    I have a 6ft light on top with 2 rows of lights, i think from memory in each row there is a 3ft and a 2.5ft light so two times that. They are power glo globes.

    The timer comes on at 930am and off at 1am. I think this might be excessive, not sure though.


    Also as for nutrient or co2, I dont have either, although am contemplating a diy co2 setup.

    I have coral sand at the bottom, even though my fish (convicts, gt's electric yellows, lombardois) are quite messy, I think the filter ends up with the nutrient, rather than it getting stuck within the substrate - not that that should make much difference since all my plants are on driftwood.

    I hope thats enough info to make an analysis - please help.

    The plants are quite big and nice, and cost me quite a bit.

    Thanks
    Polak
     
  2. dodgefreak8

    dodgefreak8
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,293
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Plumber
    Location:
    colorado
    Last Seen:
    Feb 8, 2014
    its a nutrient problem. If they are turning yellow its most likely iron they are lacking. get some flourish iron and an iron test kit and dose as directed. Also some regular flourish would be a good idea as well
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  3. Hakon

    Hakon
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2005
    Messages:
    868
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Son, Norway
    Last Seen:
    Jul 21, 2009
    I agree, sounds like a problem with iron. Which fertilizer do you use?
     
  4. HarleyK

    HarleyK
    Expand Collapse
    Canister Man
    Staff Member

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    6,034
    Likes Received:
    152
    Trophy Points:
    1,340
    Occupation:
    Scientist
    Location:
    USA
    Last Seen:
    Today at 12:17 AM
    Howdy,

    Just to be on the safe side: Is the rhizome covered with substrate? "Cause it shouldn't be ...

    HarleyK
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  5. mjime714

    mjime714
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2005
    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Last Seen:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Really? WOW.. I didnt know that. How much of it should be above the substrate?
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  6. HarleyK

    HarleyK
    Expand Collapse
    Canister Man
    Staff Member

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    6,034
    Likes Received:
    152
    Trophy Points:
    1,340
    Occupation:
    Scientist
    Location:
    USA
    Last Seen:
    Today at 12:17 AM
    Howdy,

    Yeah, that's a common problem with Anubia. The rhizome should be completely out of the substrate. Roots can either be in substrate or on driftwood etc. A covered rhizome most often causes rotting, and the plant will die. Have a wild guess how I learned that :swear:

    HarleyK
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  7. dr_sudz

    dr_sudz
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2006
    Messages:
    2,142
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Aquarium Service Tech
    Location:
    Wiarton, Ontario
    Home Page:
    Last Seen:
    Jan 18, 2016
    I agree with the others, you need to make sure you have enough Co2 content in your water, with such a large tank I would be thinking you might need it. Anubias is not a plant that needs alot of light, and it sounds like your able to provide enough light for it, but CO2 is the thing i would try.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  8. polak_no_1

    polak_no_1
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    Last Seen:
    Oct 17, 2006
    thanks,
    the rhizome isnt covered, i have the anubias quite high from the substrate on bigger pieces of driftwood.

    I dont use any fertiliser, nor do I have co2, so looks like thats the path I will go down.

    As fur the nutrient/fertiliser, is it just the iron I need?

    Polak
     
  9. HarleyK

    HarleyK
    Expand Collapse
    Canister Man
    Staff Member

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    6,034
    Likes Received:
    152
    Trophy Points:
    1,340
    Occupation:
    Scientist
    Location:
    USA
    Last Seen:
    Today at 12:17 AM
    Howdy,

    thumbsup on your planting :)

    Anubia is a low-maintenance plant. I'd try fertilizer before you invest in CO2. I suggest to use a general fertilizer, such as TetraPlant.

    Good luck,
    HarleyK
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  10. dodgefreak8

    dodgefreak8
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,293
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Plumber
    Location:
    colorado
    Last Seen:
    Feb 8, 2014
    co2 is not needed for anubius but ofter a general fert is. I would go with flourish before tetra but thats just a preference. I keep anubius in my 220 and they grow great but I have a BBA problem on them.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature

Share This Page