Friday, June 05, 2009

Common Aquatic Plant Deficiency Diagram

One of the biggest parts of growing aquatic plants is being able to "read" them and evaluate how healthy they are. Learning all of the signs of nutrient deficiencies can be confusing though, so a picture is worth a thousand words. Zapins over at APC has done exactly that and created a handy diagram showing what common aquatic plant deficiencies look like. I have to say this is a really excellent diagram that I will undoubtedly be using in the future. Nice job Zapins!


  1. Great! Missed it on APC but got it reading your blog!

  2. he missed scarbon defficiency which is just general rotting/ browning and weak stems.

  3. This is nice and all, but. Where is Carbon? The must important nutrient that after light drives growth. This appears to just be a carbon copy (no pun intended) of another write-up based on terrestrial plants. Carbon deficiencies will and can often cause many of these "so called" nutrient deficiencies. Having hobbyiest chase macro/micro nutrients without understanding the most poorly measured aspect of growing aquatic plants is a dis-service.


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