I bought a cup of some stem plants and planted most of them in one spot in my tank. Now, this spot is specifically a flow dead zone and lots of detritus ends up sitting there. I do clean that spot when water changing though. Still, it definitely gets light.
I had a few baby stems from the cup left over and let them float in my tank while I figure out what to do with them. It's been about 3 days. The floating plants are still healthy and green but most of the ones I planted are melting.
Is this normal and will they return, or I doing something wrong?