03-25-2013, 12:52 PM
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Just to clarify, the light are two 10w screw-in Compact Fluorescent bulbs. And are they "Daylight" with 6500K?
The so-called Banana Plant is not an easy plant to grow. Every source says it often dies after (or within) one year. I would move on to other plants.
As for the crypt, a thriving plant suddenly "melting" as this is called will occur if there is some significant environmental change. Some species are worse than others for this; and sometimes they do not melt. But when they do, it is due to a change which can be light (new bulbs replacing old weaker bulbs, or different spectrum bulbs, or a significant change in the daily duration), temperature, pH, or GH. Changing nutrient fertilizers or amounts. Disturbing the roots such as moving the plant can cause a meltdown. Shading the plant or removing shade. Again, I am not saying any of these will always cause a melt, but they can.