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Old 09-12-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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Dear seniors and experts,

Are you able to tell if my densas are dying?

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It seems like the leaves are turning transparent. But the stems look really green. Is that normal?


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Old 09-12-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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Looks healthy to me. Leaves can be somewhat transparent on Egeria densa.

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Old 09-12-2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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Many reasons such as :Newly planted, Used excel in tank, medicated the tank,changed yr ferts, changed ferts dosage, a changed in tap water or used RO, bright light/changed yr lights, etc.. Egeria Densa is sensitive to changeds in an aquarium and it reacts by melting.
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Many reasons such as :Newly planted, Used excel in tank, medicated the tank,changed yr ferts, changed ferts dosage, a changed in tap water or used RO, bright light/changed yr lights, etc.. Egeria Densa is sensitive to changeds in an aquarium and it reacts by melting.
I see. Mine's a newly planted tank:
Lights: 2sets of 2x24W
Liquid fert: ADA Brighty K
Substrate: ADA Amazonia
CO2: 2bps
Lights duration: 8hrs in the evening and 3hrs morning

The stem looks really healthy and green though and I could see new shoots coming out from the stem. Therefore, I presume that the slight melting on the leaves are normal, showing a sight to actually get use to the environment?

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The plants leaves are only 2 cells thick
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Eugeria densa also doesn't really like warm water unlike tropical plants
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The plants leaves are only 2 cells thick
2 cells thick? I tried googling on the plant, not very helpful though. Never really mention the problems people come into when caring for them. So I suppose this could be normal?


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Eugeria densa also doesn't really like warm water unlike tropical plants
Ah... Warm water. The temp of my water is normally 29C to 27C. I am using quadfans and do not have a chiller.


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Old 09-27-2013, 08:32 AM   #8
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An update on my Egeria densa. After weeks, it seems to be growing pretty okay with no signs of dying. Yesterday I did a quick relocation, I moved all my densa to a spot under my driftwood:


after a couple of minutes, guess what happened:

Yes! It started to pearl! Nice, I believe the new location provided my densa with sufficient lighting, thus causing more photosynthesis and in turn it started to pearl.
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