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what can you do about melting plants?

well, what can you do? is there anything you can do to help them recover, revive them??

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What type of plants? Are they new to the tank or just all of a suddent melting?


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big shock cause of a move i put them through. i'm sure they're shocked as hell right now.

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Provide everything they need..... light, CO2, macros, & micros. If they're not totally gone then they'll eventually recover. If not, there really isn't anything else you can do. Plants often look horrible for a couple of weeks after a move / replant. Give them time.
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make sure you cut off any portions that are truely melted / dead. dead tissue is nothing but a drag on the rest of the plant. some plants like crypts will melt down to the roots and spring back better than ever... swords behave in a similar way. stems rotted to the roots are as good as gone, but short of that and they'll pop back up given the right environment. anubias and ferns can be trimmed back to the rhizome and will *often* sprout all new leaves, but any living tissue should be salvaged if possible.

melted glosso is just gone, man. trust me, that stuff knows how to die in transit.

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thanks for the replies. i needed a boost of confidence. the co2 will start back up tomorrow along with regular dosing.

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so another question... when the leaves are melted off, and float around the tank and land on another leaf that hasn't yet melted, does the melted leaf effect the unmelted one on a different plant?

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No, that will have no effect on the plant, other then maybe shading it. It isnt a disease, the plants are just adjusting to the new conditions, kinda in shock


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thanks a lot.

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i had the same problem not too long ago, i did what everyone said and clipped off all the dead leaves and it grew out really well.
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