Elodea Turning Brown

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Dimentio, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. DimentioNew MemberMember

    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.
     

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  2. Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

    Maybe a light deficiency.What is the watt:gallon ratio in the tank?
     




  3. DimentioNew MemberMember

    Not sure as this is a used one but i keep it on for about 12 hours a day
     




  4. Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

    I would recommend 8-10 hours.
     
  5. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    The reason might be that you have it buried. Anacharis is a floating plant, it does root but it would be best to allow it to root itself.
     
  6. Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

    It can be buried, just no further than the rhizome.
     
  7. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    What? anacharis doesn’t have a rhizome? it’s a long stem.
     
  8. Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

    Whoops :/
     
  9. DimentioNew MemberMember

    Ah so the bottom leaves die because they are close to the gravel thus the plant might be rooting. Yeah it doesn't have a rhizome for sure.
     
  10. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    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.
     
  11. DimentioNew MemberMember

    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.
     
  12. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry, they look almost completely brown from the pictures you shared. I guess if it’s only 5 leaves them it should be fine.
     
  13. DimentioNew MemberMember

    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.
     




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