Hey guys, I've been noticing holes in the plants, especially in my amazon swords. They're not like very small circular holes, they're more like small tears. It's making my tank look bad. Any ideas what it could be?

Specs on tank:

15 watt strip & 2x 14 watt flouresent bulbs.
350 Penguin Bio-Wheel filter
DIY co2 system & glass diffuser


Amazon swords
Water Sprite
Rotala Indica
Ludwigia palustris (Water Primrose)
Jungle Val


2 Angel Fish
1 Rainbow
2 plecos

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yah i have similar issues with my amazon swords on my 28 gallon bowfront. i have been uping the liquid CO2 dossages and supplement the full spectrum lights with natural light (near a window).  (never had any problems with algae)  my don't grow big full leaves, the old ones die off (so i go in and trim) and new ones come back.  i heard it requires less energy to grow new leaves than to repair old ones.

Plants don't repair leaves. If it has a hole it will have it for ever. The thing with old/dying leaves or damage leaves is that the plant still sends energy to that leaf even wen it's messed up so ita better to cut the old leaves and have the plant use that extra energy to trow out more new leaves .



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