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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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i just transferred all my plants from a 29g to a 55 gal. anyways, some of the leaves on my cryptocoryne lutea are starting to turn yellow and the stems are melting. everything else is pearling and growing great. i have schultz aquatic plant soil mixed with gravel as a substrate. i use flourish tabs, flourish liquid, and leaf zone fertilizer. i have 2 two lamp shoplights using` 2 ge chroma 50s and 2 6700k ge daylight bulbs for a total of 160 watts. ph 7.2-7.4, kh 4-5. diy co2.
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Cryptocoryne don't like change and sometimes don't adapt well to different water parameters and/or being moved, even within the same tank. In some cases 'melting' is the result. If you have them where you want them, leave them alone and the odds are that they will regenerate in the future.



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dogg76, is it possible for you to post a picture of your pearling plants? I've never seen one unless just after water change. Wondering if I have done something wrong with my tank... Thanks.
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sorry, i cant post pics.....wish i could though. all i have is webtv. sometimes my plants have little streams of bubbles coming out of certain leaves. my cryptocoryne does this too even though some of the leaves are yellowing. i think the pearling is mostly from all the light i have. they didnt pearl that much in my 29 but i had less lighting in it. i set the tank up this past sunday and i can already see algae starting to form on the glass. oh well...
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Snap the leaves off at the base at the slightest hint that they're going to die. No use keeping them on the plant, and they'll only add to the problem.
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