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Does anyone know why my e.tenellus is yellowing/transparent?

I planted a few groups of e.tenellus about a week ago and they have been slowing deteriorating (yellowing, becoming clear) ever since. I have a 10 gallon 28watt with a variety of plants with this one giving me the most trouble. Is it because its adjusting to my water parameters? I dose flourish and seachem root tabs have been in place for a few months. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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IME E. tenellus tends to do this, it melts like Crypts do but usually comes back. I'd just leave them alone.

Are the plants putting up any new leaves at all?





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See, I don't really notice any new leaves at all. They have been in for just under a week, in a flourite-based substrate, with root tabs and excel, so could there even be a nutrient deficiency?

I have also experienced crypt melt turned into crypt growth in the same tank, so maybe the same will happen with the e. tenellus. Thank you!

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A week isn't long. They do tend to take a while to establish. Give them a few months.





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Mine did the same thing. A few months later they'd taken over the whole bottom of a 55 with less light than you have.
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Thank you, I'm a total newbie and appreciate help from all who have your kind of experience.

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