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    DIYFK member lahi88's Avatar


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    Valisneria melting

    Dear friends my valisneria melting from the top.
    All the top ends are dead. But the other part of the plant seems ok.
    Im using LED lights, and its a dirt tank.
    Yesterday started using CO2.
    Please help

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    this is how it happens
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    How long have they been in the tank?

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    Check your hardness. Both kh and gh. I had been using ro water in my tanks forever and my swords grew fine but when I added different ones everything would just melt. I used equilibrium by seachem alone with alkaline and acid buffer to stabilize my ph and hardness and everything grew back beautifully.
    If it's not the hardness that's the problem did you just add the plant to the tank? Just about every plant goes through a "melting" phase when planted in a new aquarium. Especially if it was propagated above water level prior to you buying it. It's important to monitor new growth instead of stressing about the melting parts. If there is new growth you should be ok, the plant is just adjusting to it's conditions.

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    If it's co2 related you could have started too high on the co2 injections and shocked the system. Especially if the plants have never had that before.

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