New Plants In A New Tank Turning Brown Question

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by peterphonic, May 24, 2018.

  1. peterphonicValued MemberMember

    It`s been ten days since I planted the plants.. I feel that my cryptocoryne, hygrophila and bacopa are not doing so well, lot of brownish leaves. I know this might be normal into a new tank, but I just want to make sure.

    My microserum, buce, anubia and taxiphyllum are attached on wood and rock. My buce, anubia petite and anubia gracilis seem to go quite well, not sure about microserum.

    If you see problems, could you tell me what I need to do?

    temp : 73,4 f
    light : t5 2x 24W, 6 hours a day
    fert : No fertilizer yet
    ph : 7.6
    ammonia : 1 ppm ( I am fish less cycling now)

    Anubia petite & taxiphylum



    microsorum (2).jpg

    Cryptocoryne (very brown)


  2. Guppykid101

    Guppykid101Well Known MemberMember

    A lot of plants, crypts ESPECIALLY, will "melt" when added to an aquarium. This is usually due to them being grown at the wholesale place emersed, and then they are sold to you, you put them in your tank, submerged. Basically the old leaves that were accustomed to receiving light in the air die away, and a new, pretty green set will grow out for you that is better accustomed to life underwater, pretty amazing! just be patient and keep the water quality good :)
  3. -Mak-

    -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    Looks like diatoms, which is pretty normal in a new tank. New growth should look healthy and green.

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