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    I bought 6 Corkscrew Vals about a week ago and I know I've read this before, but just really want someone to confirm for me, they have started melting and losing there leaves, what I read said they do that when put in to different tanks and will soon start to grow new growth. I just want to make sure this is true. I have 3 root tabs in there, and I dose 40ml of CO2 daily. I also have 1 Java Fern, 1 Anubias nana, 1 Amazon sword, and java moss that are all doing well.

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    Oh, the root tabs are Flourish brand. I know those are suppose to be pretty good quality.

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    Yea, they'll melt and should come back. I've seen them melt 100% and still come back, but also have seen them not recover.

    Make sure you don't have the "crown" of the plant buried.

    The crown is the white ring between the roots and where the leaves start - this will choke them off if its buried

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    Are you using Flourish Excel? I've read in some places that vals will melt with excel. I've also read that they can be acclimated if excel is used sparingly first and then slowly increased to the appropriate dose. I've never had vals as I do use excel so I can't say from experience, only what I've read.

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    No, I've seen the same thing with many different things. I've read you have to be careful with that stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    Make sure you don't have the "crown" of the plant buried.

    The crown is the white ring between the roots and where the leaves start - this will choke them off if its buried
    They had those little metal, bendable things on them that helps anchor them. I left them on to keep them from floating off. They're not tight but they're like right on the crown. Should I take those off?

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    Yes, it's tough to get them to stay, but don't want those on the plants

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    Thank you so much Hardy! I took off the metal pieces and made sure none of the crowns were under the substrate,(2 out of 6 were) and they all already look much better!

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    Good to here, they are an awesome plant, save the metal if you haven't thrown it away, works great for weighing down veggies to feed some fish

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    I saved them! I have a pleco and she loves vegetables so have to keep a few lying around.

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