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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Melted Jungle Vals

My new jungle vals melted within a few days. They are about 16in. long. Should I cut all the melted leaves off and make them approx 2in.? This will promote new leaf growth, right?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 12:27 PM
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My corkscrew vals melted a bit after I did some direct excel dosing to fight bba, and I just left them alone. Anything that actually fell off the plant or just came off when I touched it was removed, but I let the rest of them go, and they grew back in nicely in no time.
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Just leave them alone for a spell. They'll come back. Did mine in with Excel also for the same reason.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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My vals melted and there is no new growth. Are u sure its OK to leave it?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 04:03 PM
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How long has it been since they melted? What's your set up like? I find them to be pretty hardy plants as long as they are getting decent light.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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it's been 2-3 days since they melted.

54 gallon corner tank with wet-dry sump filtration and 76 degree F water.

Pressurized CO2 system @ .5bps

2x24W T5HO Lights -- running 7 hrs per day

Potting soil substrate topped with a 1in. layer of eco-complete gravel

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Leave them alone. Takes 1-2 weeks

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I melted mine a few months ago with excel on a BBBA fight, I am now cutting them back every week and they are starting to send offshoots
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 12:36 PM
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I agree. Mine took a week or two to recover, but came back nice and strong.
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