Overheating Plants?

  1. Patrick Griffith

    Patrick Griffith Initiate Member

    over the past month my jungle val a long with a number of other various plants, has slowly been browning and dying off. All perameters seemed to be ok and I didnt understand what was going on. I recently was cleaning the tank and realized it seemed a bit warm, but the thermometer was reading 77 degrees. I tried a different thermometer I had and found that the one thats in the tank is wrong, the water was actually around 88-89 degrees :(
    Now that I have replaced the heater and done a water change to regulate temps, will my plants be able to grow back at all or is it to late and theyll just continue to die?
     
  2. b

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    Wow, I hope the fish, if you had any, are doing okay! The plants will survive. The leaves that are dying will continue to die but I would remove the dying leaves because the plant will keep using energy to fix that leaf instead of using that energy to create new leaves.
     
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    Patrick Griffith

    Patrick Griffith Initiate Member

    Thank you! And yes, I feel terrible
    For the sparkling gournamis and loaches that had to deal with the heat, they seem to be ok though!