Brown/Rotten Elodea Densa?

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Brown/Rotten Elodea Densa?

Postby IndianoAnnie » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:42 pm

When I was pruning my plants tonight I noticed my elodea has gone brown and mushy at the bottom? Any advice please?
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Re: Brown/Rotten Elodea Densa?

Postby Carylnz » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:19 am

You have elodea in a tropical tank? It is a cold water plant and the temp is too warm for it so it is rotting.
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Re: Brown/Rotten Elodea Densa?

Postby IndianoAnnie » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:15 pm

What the hell! My lfs sold me it knowing that I had a tropical tank! :O , well thanks :)
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Re: Brown/Rotten Elodea Densa?

Postby ady » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:07 pm

thats cheeky of em......what shop was that??
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Re: Brown/Rotten Elodea Densa?

Postby IndianoAnnie » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:11 am

Fish alive in Durham, I know that's what i thought
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Re: Brown/Rotten Elodea Densa?

Postby BlueLotus » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:37 am

There's no big worry, it often happens with Elodea. It would wise if you can cut the plant from the part where it is healthy and re plant it, otherwise it will get ruined completely. Re plant it at the earliest, so that you will not lose it completely.








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Re: Brown/Rotten Elodea Densa?

Postby Darryl1984 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:28 pm

I have the exact same problem wuth mine. Pruned it the other day and it still awful looking. It does have some new green growth but its making a mess of the tank with all the mushy bit coming off. Same as you with the shop knowing what it was being purchased for, think I might just bin it.
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Re: Brown/Rotten Elodea Densa?

Postby SparkyST » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:00 pm

Darryl1984 wrote:I have the exact same problem wuth mine. Pruned it the other day and it still awful looking. It does have some new green growth but its making a mess of the tank with all the mushy bit coming off. Same as you with the shop knowing what it was being purchased for, think I might just bin it.


Might be an idea as if its rotting in your tank which is still cycling it wont help with your ammonia and nitrite levels. Good hardy plants that I have never had a problem with are Anubius and java fern
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