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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-07-2005, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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Plants melting.... Help

My Val and dwarf sagitaria are melting away....
O.K here is what happened..
i had the case of GW so i did a a 72 hr black out.
GW gone..

plants looked good too..

3 days later i decided to rearrange my tank (how dumb...i know)
so i take the plant out and trim the roots and the to top it off
i got side tracked (building a CO2 REACTOR )
so the plants we out of the water for about 4 hrs...(no biggie ..right)

Then i plant the Val and Dwarf Sag and water sprite.

now 3 days later the Vals and Sag are melting away..
my java fern and crypts are still doin fine (They were not moved..)
Water Sprite is doing good too (it was moved and trimmed as well)

MY water Pharms
Tank Size: 72 gal
Temp: 79
pH: 7.0
Ammonia (ppm): 0
Nitrite (ppm): 0
Nitrate (ppm): B/t(2-5)
KH (degrees): 7
GH (degrees): 5
Ferts : Flourish and Flourish Excel (dosed according to label)
CO2 : DYI 2L (i know not much but anything helps ..right)

Please help...
Did I damaged the roots .. or what
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-07-2005, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
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i have 1.3 watts/gal
plants have been in the tank for 4 weeks and were doin great
started using Flourish and Flourish execl 2 weeks ago..

Thax of any help
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 06:16 AM
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I had a similar problem, but with hygrophilia deformise. Essentially I moved it, left it out to long, then started "melting" away in the tank.

I don't really think there is much you can do, but if you have one part of the plants not melting, why don't you trim the rotting parts and hope it may grow, however if the roots are rotting, then not much hope ...
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ive got a small breeding tank that i blaked out for 2 days the other day with some crypts, chosen because of the massive amount of roots they had been rooting since my tank was setup and was good for spawning in... when i removed the blackout and done what i had to do they hadent had bred, removed the plants to clean it out.. they collapsed like poo in my hands and im pretty sure it was the blackout that caused it.. cell degredation through lack of food production by photosynthesis??... would anyone say thats what it would be

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