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    Hi all

    Been out of tanks for a few years and have set up a nano tank again with plants, so I have questions....


    I got a crypt that was wrapped Ina metal ring of some form with foam inside it. I planted it as is assuming the ring would weight it down.

    I am now noticing some of the leaves turning brownish.

    Is there anything to do?

    Thanks for the thoughts.

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    I think I want a bigger tank!!

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    Forgot to mention that the substrate is fluval stratum and the tank has been running with the plants for a few weeks now.

    Cheers
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    It is pretty common for crypts to "melt" their leaves when rehomed, so your plant is probably ok. Someone else here can tell you if it is a must or not, but I always remove all of the foam, and then trim any dead roots before planting any plants into the substrate. With my crypt after I removed the foam I found out it was a couple of smaller plants instead of one big one.
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    I also take all the packing off plants. I do keep several crypt types and most of them melt away at least a bit. Sometimes entirely, but for the most part they eventually come back quite well.

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    Thank you both for the feedback.

    I will look at removing the packing next time I do a water change.

    Should I trim the bad leaves?

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    Yes go ahead and trim bad leaves so the plant will focus on growth rather than sending energy to dying leaves. Leave anything you can but trim the stuff that is melting

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