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Re: Newbie needs some advice
> I would be very interested in hearing about some "symptoms" and their
> I have a lot of plants in a small tank and they seem to do fine without
> fuss, but every once in a while something goes wrong. Here are some
> "symptoms" I've noticed indifferent plants over the years--now tell me
> generally do these mean?
> Leafy plants turn yellow
> Leaf loss
> little holes in crypt leaves
> brown tips on needly plants
> plants turn into soggy wilted lettuce
> leaves split down the center
> I know in my terrestrial garden what these things usually mean, but what
> they mean in aquatics? Is there a book?
There is something much better than a book. You will find it at
www.thekrib.com. The pages are indexed logically so you can go to the plants
section, then find symptoms.
I'll take a guess that the plants turning to wilty lettuce were
cryptocorynes. They tend to do this when water conditions change suddenly.
It's commonly called "crypt melting", and the plants will recover.