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I just finished setting up my tank adn its been running for about a week now and I was just curious...do the dead and rotting leaves ruin the tank parameters in any way? Also the crypt wendtii that I purchased are doing very poorly compared to the other plants...any thought about that?
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I find that some detritis is good for my tanks.

Rooted plants (like your crypt) usually take longer to establish themselves than stem plants. Also, if your crypt was grown emersed, it will shed all those leaves and grow new ones. If the leaves have very long petioles, the plant was probably grown emersed. Give it time. It may take a couple/few weeks, but it should eventually perk up.

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I too agree Also, don't move them around too much. Leave them alone and they will do well. They are very hardy plants, take a while to settle but grow quite fast(new leaves) after they settled.
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