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Old 01-20-2012, 12:04 PM   #1 
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care of banana plants..

I bought 3 of these "banana plants" almost a week ago for Hoshi's tank:



and already the leaves seem to be turning a little yellow, and developing a few brown spots. They were really gorgeous and thriving when I got them just a few days ago!

Hoshi's tank is a 2.5 gallon, is about 4 feet from a window with medium- bright filtered light. And about a foot away from his tank I keep a lamp on with a 23watt fluorescent bulb.

What can I do to keep these plants thriving without harming Hoshi?

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Old 01-20-2012, 11:48 PM   #2 
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We will need to know more, lights, age of lights, any additives to the water, and are they planted like in your picture?
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:44 AM   #3 
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We will need to know more, lights, age of lights, any additives to the water, and are they planted like in your picture?
thanks~

i already listed everything i know about the lighting. the bulb is pretty new. maybe a couple months old?

also, i didn't think it was planted in that picture. mine look just like that, they are not planted. just sitting on top of pebble substrate.

thank you. ^_^
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I haven't personally had them but I think that it may be the lights not being powerful enough. Pm Oldfishlady and give her the link, she will know more than me.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:32 AM   #5 
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These plants are high light, they will not even survive in anything less than 20 watts IME they all died when I had them in 15 watts but now they are in a more high light tank and they are thriving
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