Dirty Crypt Lucens

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Faytaya

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HI all.
I have a crypt lucens with some algae on its leaves. The old leaves are yellow and smudged with 'dirt' (algae) and I would like to clean the plant. New leaves are rich green and healthy. Should I scrub the old leaves or just trI'm them. I know for a fact lucens doesn't like being uprooted and moved, so taking it out of the tank for cleaning is out of the question. How would you deal with this situation? Thanks in advance!
 
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Reduce your photoperiod.
 
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I sometimes rub it off gently with my fingers. if it's too bad then I'll just cut the leaf off. it'll help encourage new leaves to grow. my nerite snails will also clean the leaves... sometimes. I sometimes have to put them on the leaves and even then they'll only clean them if they feel like it
 
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midna said:
I sometimes rub it off gently with my fingers. if it's too bad then I'll just cut the leaf off. it'll help encourage new leaves to grow. my nerite snails will also clean the leaves... sometimes. I sometimes have to put them on the leaves and even then they'll only clean them if they feel like it
Mine is the same. I put it on top of some algae and it promptly wandered off without even considering the food lol.
 
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