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    I bought the most lovely anubias last month. Lots of bright green roots and big pretty leaves. Within a couple weeks of having them, I started to see leaves floating only to find the rhizome had rotted in areas. Cut off the dead stuff and put back in the tank. Now the roots are turning to mush and I've lost at least 14 huge leaves.

    First I had them in the 55 with the Nova light and thought perhaps they were getting too much light so moved them into another 55 with a shop light with grow lights. Rotting continues. These are the nicest anubias I've ever had and would like to save them! All that has been added is my normal Prime during water changes and my Flourish Comprehensive once a week. They were all anchored to wood with thread.

    Now in my other tank, a 29 gallon, my anubias is doing great "stapled" to wood, been bleach dipped numerous times in the last couple of years and also getting once a week fertilizing and Prime. I just wonder if my new ones had somehow suffered shock of some kind.

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    Maybe your water conditions are radically different and they need to adjust. It does sound odd, but something in your water has to be different than the water they came from.

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    Well Hobbs... I've seen photos... you seem to know what you are doing when it comes to plants. The only thing I've read on anubias turing mushy had to do with how they were cut.... where someone clipped theirs with a less than sharp pair of shears and smashed them a bit rather than a sharp even cut. But since you cut back the rotting bits, I would have thought you'd gotten beyond that type of issue.

    Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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    Actually, several of my plants suddenly look pretty crappy. Every time I use ferts, I end up with BBA so don't fertilize much anymore. I got some hairgrass last month and tossed it last night. Also ripped out a ton of crypt spirals that have always done great but now also look rough. Not sure why so many plants suddenly look so bad. But of all my plants, I wanted these anubias the most. grrrrr

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    Have you tried adding extra Nitrogen and/or Iron?
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    Lack of planning on your part doesn't justify an emergency on my part.

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    I have iron I could add but not sure why they all look so crummy after being cared for the same all this time. My 29 looks great but not my 55 for sure.

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    How long has it been since you changed the bulbs in your fixture? Mine were all starting to look crappy and all of a sudden I realized that my bulbs were over a year old. LOL
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    Well dang it then...
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    I don't know what your setup is or a whole lot about planting, but the LFS told me that harsh tap water can kill plants.

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