07-16-2010, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Angel079
Could it be that the plants set outside / with the mailman in the heat outside for a while? Cause the way I packed them up under normal delivery you'd not see that extent of melting.
That said I'd not worry, the pennywort will grow back quick (the round leave plant that floats) so just pinch off any 'clear' looking leaves there. The "grass" you ref to earlier is the narrowleaf chain sword, just cut the outer leaves off on the bottom and they will grow new leaves from the center of the plant. Also quite the fast grower.
The 'touchiest' one I send would be the Ludwigia (the green-red round colored leaves) is that all melted too or working for ya?
I'd not worry, as long as you keep them in the ground and proper lights they may shed a few leaves now but give it a few weeks and they'll all start growing again.
Also on a side note all the one's I send in the mix in there they all feed from the water column meaning use flourish comprehensive, the only one that may actually have a possible benefit from the eco may be the narrowleaf chain sword (the "grass") but the eco won't really help the other plants. Even then my narrowleaf grows like nuts in plain fine gravel
The touchy one, Ludwigia is in the ground/gravel but it is sort of flipped over, like it is exhausted. I am hoping that it will bounce back. (or maybe it doesn't normally stand straight up? ) I will add more Flourish Comprehensive tonight. I want to wait the 24 hours after water change. I did add a few root tabs to the gravel. Hopefully that will help stimulate the roots to take hold. I will feel better once I know they are not going to come floating out.
It is quite possible they sat out somewhere but I checked before I went to my Dr. Appt and they were not there. About an hour later when I came home they were so they didn't sit out here. I also have a covered porch so they were not in direct sun but who knows where they sat before being loaded into the truck. They felt cool enough when I opened them. I suspect all the temperature changes is hard on plants. They were kept plenty moist the way you shipped them, which is great.
I am certain that it is partly to do with my clumsy, inexperienced way of handling them. I tried to be gentle but like I said, I felt like a bull in a china shop. I am going to let the Pennywort float for awhile. At least until I can decide where I want to plant it. So far, it keeps letting pieces go that clog up my intake. My Camboba keeps letting go little pieces as well. I think the whole tank is a little stressed right now. The fish seem fine though. They are really really enjoying the floating Pennywort. ha ha
I had to add: I didn't see ANY snails. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! ha ha