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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Why does my frogbit look like this?!

My frogbit is turning brown at the edges! what could I be doing wrong?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 11:11 AM
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What is your wattage and how much light are you offering?

My water lettuce looses leaves when they don't have enough light. Maybe its the same as your frogbit?
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 12:13 PM
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Mine actually did that when they were too close to a strong light. Could that be the issue?
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 12:15 PM
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MINE LOOKS LIKE THAT! So following this!
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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I think it has plenty of light :: maybe it is just too much for it!
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 02:22 PM
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Off topic- It also looks as if your Betta Leaf needs to be dropped down a bit. Unless you have a baby betta, a full grown betta may not be able to get on that leaf to rest. For my Betta leaves, I usually make sure the suction cup is entirely submerged just below the water line. :)

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Ah thanks! I was wondering why he didn't use it very much! haha
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 02:29 PM
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No problem! They usually love their leaf beds! That is how they rest at night, to stay close to the surface for air without having to swim. :)

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 02:41 PM
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That's how some of the frogbit in my 2.5 gallon looks. I think it's because they're getting *too* much light. Try moving the plants to a shadier part of the aquarium and see if that helps.
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I am going to try an experiment! I've been leaving my light on from 6am-10pm (when I wake up and sleep) :: did some research and apparently that is wayyyy too long! So now I'm going to try to have it on at 6am-6pm for a much more realistic light schedule. Hopefully that will cure the browning!
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