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Re: Newbie needs help - first planted tank

Postby lonewolf2010 » Fri May 03, 2013 7:04 am

Help Help Help - Anubias is dying :(

I had planted 3 stems / rhizomes of Anubias each having 3-4 leaves. They were all attached to small stones (collected from river) with piece of thread and placed about 1cm above substrate. Its around 25 days now, all the leaves look green and healthy. While trimming other plants, I accidentally touched one of the leaves and it simply came off the stem. I lost a few leaves that way. The stem looks like its rotting while the leaves are apparently healthy. Its happening with two of the cuttings, one is still green and growing.

Any inputs on this ?? :-s
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Re: Newbie needs help - first planted tank

Postby synodontis euptera » Fri May 03, 2013 7:08 am

Can you possibly upload a picture?

Anubias are very hardy plants... So hardy that they won't die until you kill them.
No worries...
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Re: Newbie needs help - first planted tank

Postby lonewolf2010 » Fri May 03, 2013 5:54 pm

Here is a couple of pic

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Re: Newbie needs help - first planted tank

Postby rahul » Fri May 03, 2013 6:00 pm

OMG this is the most dreadful thing about farm anubius grown by spraying bumper doses of nitrogen ferts.

this is a recent disease coming up frequently in international forums.tanks rescaped now and then experienced this.
i had one rhizome suffer like this so far.

all you need to ensure is to remove the damaged part completely along with some amount of healthy part(remember limb amputation in accidents). if it occupies 90% of the total part than consider it dead completely.
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Re: Newbie needs help - first planted tank

Postby rahul » Fri May 03, 2013 6:11 pm

theres another thing you didn't do.
always trim the roots before planting these anubius.
you didn't do that.
their only function is anchorage.
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Re: Newbie needs help - first planted tank

Postby lonewolf2010 » Fri May 03, 2013 6:28 pm

rahul wrote:theres another thing you didn't do.
always trim the roots before planting these anubius.
you didn't do that.
their only function is anchorage.



I didn't know that :( I'll trim the old roots tomorrow and amputate the diseased part. I think one of the plants is as good as dead.
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Re: Newbie needs help - first planted tank

Postby viper » Sat May 04, 2013 2:52 pm

I also came across this last once...and lost alsmost 3 anubias...
1. If u are using DIY sustrate , i think u shold nt keep the anubias anywhere near to the substrate ,... better tie it on some drifts...
2. f u want the rotting stem to recover fast , no point tying the already rotten leaf.. As rahul said cut out de rotten portion ... Place the anubias in a glass bottle and place it somewhere, where u find sunlight fr 1 Hour or so and rest of de day diffused sunlight,,,

Hope it gets some leaves fast ,.,,
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Re: Newbie needs help - first planted tank

Postby lonewolf2010 » Sat May 04, 2013 5:47 pm

@ Viper: Thanks a ton :) I'll take them out and keep them in my 4g bowl.

Good news!! I talked to the seller and they have agreed to replace those plants free of charge :D
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Re: Newbie needs help - first planted tank

Postby lonewolf2010 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:05 pm

Couple of months back I noticed the amazon sword (can't specify species) started giving out really long leaves - short leaves on long stalk that go above surface level. New leaves are reddish in color.
Now (since last few weeks) the crypt species is also giving off long leaves which go out of water. Again the baby leaves are reddish in color.

Need some advice / inputs on this :-s

Tank specs - 2 x 1 x 1,
40W PLL for 7 hrs photoperiod, Substrate - Garden Soil topped with coarse sand
No CO2, 1.5ppm K (k2SO4) dosing biweekly, 40% water change in 14 days
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Re: Newbie needs help - first planted tank

Postby rahul » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:14 pm

this is how swords reproduce.they send out stalks on which baby plants arise.
and wendtii crypts do grow large in the long run anyways.
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