HI my elodea is turning brown in select places. Is this normal or not. I don't have co2 as I am installing it next week and my parameters are ph 6.8, nitrates 15ppm, temp 26 degrees Celsius. Ammonia and nitrite gave readings of 0 ppm.
They are dying because they are planted into the gravel. Anacharis, if left floating will chose a spot to shoot their roots into and stay there. You can choose the spot but you’ll need to hold them down, but those plants look completely dead. Maybe try salvaging the green parts.
They only have like 5 brown leaves mate ? do five brown leaves equal a completely dead plant ? Don't think so. I can't float them because of the flow in my tank as if I float them they would move all over the place.
probably my phone cause I just checked them and only the bottom leaves are brown. One stem has a couple of brown stems but each stem has white roots on the end. I removed the brown parts and planted them about 1 inch into the substrate (less then before). Hopefully when I add Co2 they recover quicker.