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DHG Turned White.. Salvageable?

So I bought DHG from here. It came in looking half alive. I stuck it in the tank (ferts, co2, and light) but it started floating and I didn't fix it for 2 days. Now it is completely white. It looks like a bunch of roots now.



Is this salvageable? If so, anything special I need to do to it? It's been "planted" for 24 hours now.

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nope looks pretty much dead to me. At first i thought you had planted the plants upside down and those were roots!

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Looking at your other plants, it looks like your plants aren't getting correct nutrients?


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There are still some green strands so I would removed the completely dead sections and just leave the green leaves.
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Looking at your other plants, it looks like your plants aren't getting correct nutrients?
They all are brand new either from LFS or from the FS section on here. The tank was just stood up on Monday. I threw them all in and haven't had time to do anything with them.

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Mine did the same thing. I bought a TC package from petsmart that was green. Didn't have time to separate it and do the lawn thing, so I just stuck the entire patch down. Did great for a while, then started turning brown. Then after awhile little green sprouts came out.

I tried separating it last night but it was a mess so I just pulled them apart into 5 chunks and threw it back into the tank. Looks horrible but hopefully they make it. I should have separated it from the beginning. It's okay as my tank is still cycling so decaying matter is a plus.
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this is what happen to my DHG when added to the Eco complete

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this is what happen to my DHG when added to the Eco complete
Did it ever recover?

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i would trim as much of the brown dead stuff as you can off, leave the green and leave the roots
there is an ever so slight possibility that some if it will survive

what substrate are you using?
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Is that a Java Fern with buried rhizome on the right? That's not good.
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Is that a Java Fern with buried rhizome on the right? That's not good.
Yes, I basically threw everything in real fast and wasn't thinking. Thanks for catching that. All better now

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You bought them here? Were they healthy before?


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You bought them here? Were they healthy before?
They came in half half dead but the big fault was with me. I didn't have time to plant them so I just threw them in one of my tanks to float. By the time I got around to doing something (2 days later) they were all white as seen in the photo.

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I did a dry start with some DHG in a small 8 gallon tank
they did ok, the old growth started to die off but new little green sprouts started to pop up in and around the brown stuff
After a while i had a serious mold/fungus issue, lots had white growth on them
I cleaned off what I could and moved them to a 10 gallon established tank
I lost about half to fungus
After a few days about half the brown leaves turned back to green!! I was amazed by this
On top of that a lot of the new little leaves continued to grow as well
Theyre doing a lot better now
I wouldnt discount them as dead just yet, mine made a miraculous rebound but all mine had been planted and none were floating
I hope you get them to start growing again
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Well, my impatience got the better of me. Strands were growing all over but in small numbers. I pulled out about 100 strands of grass with roots and planted them individually. I threw away all the rest of the mess. I'm sure it'll take forever to recarpet but that's what I get for not making time for my tank.

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