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Hi everyone,
I recieved a few pieces of Balansae from an online vendor last week. I planted it and about two days later I noticed the leafs starting to melt away. Why would this happen? Did it not acclimate well? The other plants I recieved came in great shape, so I dont think they got frozen in the mail. Any ideas?
-Pete
 

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It's a very common occurence with crypts to melt when their environment changes. Leave the roots in the substrate and they should start putting out new leaves soon.
 

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good to know!
I have some ADA mulitbottom tabs that i plan on placing near the plants some time this week. Hopfully this will speed the process up.
 

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Yeah Petey..leave them undisturbed...completely. They will come back, especually with the multibottom.
 

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Pete,
the meltdown goes with crypts. i have a tank of balsanae and they all did it.
No need to root fertilize, mine are huge from water column fert.
Hope you have a tall tank because these get big.
 

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Hey Dean!
Yea, well measuring from substrate surface to water surface my tank measures 21".
Did you get me PM about the fern?


So weird how these plants do this
 
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