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Does anyone know how long does the plants take to get used to the new water?

Just set up a new aquarium around 2 months. I put the plants in 3 weeks ago. The leaves are melting and yellowing. Some people said I should dose fertilizer. Some people said I don't. Some people said its the plants getting used to the new tank. So I am wondering what cause the plants decay. Thanks in advance.
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What plants are they? What kind of lighting are you using? What size tank? What kind of substrate?

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I am using fluval plant and shrimp stratum for substrate. The affected plant mostly are ludwigia red and Rotala bonsai. The ludwigia red is the worst. The leaves on some of them are all fallen off. My tank is Fluval Ebi 8gallon with 2 stock lights (13w x 2)
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are you using co2?
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Was the ludwigia grown emmersed? I always see them at stores with emmersed growth, and they usually melt back for a bit until submerged growth takes over.

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I have diy co2
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Does anyone know how long does the plants take to get used to the new water?

Just set up a new aquarium around 2 months. I put the plants in 3 weeks ago. The leaves are melting and yellowing. Some people said I should dose fertilizer. Some people said I don't. Some people said its the plants getting used to the new tank. So I am wondering what cause the plants decay. Thanks in advance.
takes about 1-2 weeks for the plants to get use to the new water and trigger their changes

melting takes about 2 - 4 weeks to melt. couple more weeks for the melted parts to fully dissolve back into the water.

melting is normal especially when putting plants grown outside of water into underwater. as long as you are seeing some new bright green growth they fine. anything that has started melting is going to have to melt it out. there is no recovery once the melting starts.
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Thanks for your info. Hopefully, I see the plants grow better.
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If the stems/crowns/rhyzomes are still intact, even if you loose all the old leaves, they will probably come back. You'd be shocked at how bad some plants can look, only to spring back with new growth and fully recover.
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Very good to know @MissCris

I replanted those stem even has no leave.

Thanks for your input.
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