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I just lost a bunch of money-wart to dead and dying leaves and roots. The plants were growing great, to the top of the tank. For the last 2-3 weeks I have been fighting high phosphates, but all of my plants seemed to have recover but my money-wart. Would this be the reason the plants are dying and decaying at the roots and leaves? What does that mean?
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yes, if you have high phosphates, your plants will die, i've experienced thsi before....the growing tips and stuff will turn brown and then it will start to melt from there... i would do a water change.

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My Phosphates are back to normal (I believe, what is normal?) And mst of my plants are recovering. Things seem to be growing again, even my red plants. I was just wondering if there was something else that could contribute to this. I was thinking it might have been the phosphates that were in the water. That is good news...well bad news I lost the plants, but good news it's not something else.
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make sure you cut off the browning parts....cuz if it was rotting, then it could cause the neighboring parts to rot as well even though it was recovering. i once lost a whole stand of rotala because one stem was rotting

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If you plant too densely for light to reach the bottoms of the stems they will often rot.

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hey george do you have pics of your tank?

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I'll post them in the gallery in like 5 minutes or so.


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