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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Plant die off

I heard this before but just wanted to check to see if it was true. I have a dirted 50 g and was wodnering if plant die off is normal in the first couple days/weeks?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 07:59 PM
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Yes, it is true that some species of plants will go into transplant shock and shed leaves. It takes time for them to adjust to the new water conditions. As long as the plant isn't melting leave it in there....it will most likely recover with new growth.
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dumb newbie question: what's the difference between losing leaves and melting? Do you mean the leaves look okay but just fall off?
(I ask b/c some of the leaves on some of the plants in my newly planted tank are going all soft--I've been stripping them off and hoping to ride it out--should I be doing something else?)
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dumb newbie question: what's the difference between losing leaves and melting? Do you mean the leaves look okay but just fall off?
(I ask b/c some of the leaves on some of the plants in my newly planted tank are going all soft--I've been stripping them off and hoping to ride it out--should I be doing something else?)
I suppose they can be viewed as the same thing, though they can be different as well.

I would say "losing leaves" is when the plants simply drop the entire leaf (it is still intact).

Melting is when the entire leaf turns to mush and just disintegrates.

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Very often new to my tank plants will lose a lot of old leaves as they regroup going into a new situation. Some just drop leaves, Staurogyne repens is the chief offender but they also turn clear before they fall off. Some dissolve into goo like crypts and lilies. Some skeletonize, Anubias. Some turn yellow, get holes and turn brown like swords. Some will stunt, Hydrocotyle, Rotala and Ludwigia.

I do the same as you are, remove ugly stuff. I also look to the tips of the plants for healthy new growth!
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