04-06-2012, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris7
Sorry I did'nt get back sooner guys I was snoozing(working midnights). Anyways the moneywort is an aquatic plant I still have the tag that came with it and the scientific name is Bacopa monnieri and that is aquatic right? I'am pretty sure it was the elastics that did it, I've since took the elastic band off and also trimmed the stemes up past where the stems where rotting and replanted them, more apart this time. I hope they live? But one of my Hygrophilia's also had this problem, It was losing leaves and the stem was rotting? But my other Hygrophilia is doing just fine, but the other day I did move the one that is having trouble to the back of the tank. Could I have damaged the stem by mistake and not realized it, I'am learning as I go here just hope I don't kill any plants in the proccess
It's difficult to know, but we may be talking two separate issues here. The rot caused by the elastic squeezing the stem is likely in the one case, and yes, Bacopa is an aquatic stem plant. And something similar may be the second (Hygrophila) too. But what I mentioned previously about light reaching the lower leaves is another issue and maybe the cause of the Hygrophila. I had H. corymbosa and H. difformis that both just wasted away leaf by leaf from the bottom up due to light. I am not going to increase my light just for a plant or two, so out they went.