Dwarf Saggitaria Dying

fosteder

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I have Dwarf Sagg in my tank and it has been the most prolific plant that I have ever grown.....in fact it had grown in so dense that I had been planning on pulling it up and getting rid of some clippings. Over the course of a couple days an entire section just started dying! It would get gray/brown and translucent starting from the bottom and moving up to the leaf. I have pulled it all up (I should have taken a pic) and replanted the healthy stuff, but I was wondering what caused it? Has anyone ever had this happen? Could it be that the plant had just grown in too densely? I'm just looking to keep it from happening again.
 

Greg Watson

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Re: Dwarf Saggitaria Dying

fosteder said:
I have Dwarf Sagg in my tank and it has been the most prolific plant that I have ever grown.....in fact it had grown in so dense that I had been planning on pulling it up and getting rid of some clippings. Over the course of a couple days an entire section just started dying! It would get gray/brown and translucent starting from the bottom and moving up to the leaf. I have pulled it all up (I should have taken a pic) and replanted the healthy stuff, but I was wondering what caused it? Has anyone ever had this happen? Could it be that the plant had just grown in too densely? I'm just looking to keep it from happening again.

I don't have an answer for you ... but I had a beautiful floating mat of what was popularly called "Christmas Moss" ... last month it all disintegrated and just melted away in less than three days ...

It had been this beautiful floating mat in a 10 gallon breeder tank for almost two years ... then poof, gone ...

My grandchildren were here, so I have to assume that something got added to the tank, but I have no idea what that could have been ...

Greg

PS ... In general, I think I have most of my Legos out of my tanks along with most of the action figures ... however, there is still a matchbox car that has to be retrieved from a corner of the 180 gallon tank that I can't physically reach with just my arm and tweezers ...
 

JadeButterfly

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Re: Dwarf Saggitaria Dying

hmmmm interesting...my dwarf hairgrass also went/going through a similar situation (I posted not too long ago)...I didn't change my dosing method nor CO2...all constant...then portions of it is dying....been growing really healthy and really dense for few months...but unfortuneatly I can't really clear the dead stuff, it is way to difficult to uproot the dwarf hairgrass without making a mess...the best I can do is prune it...(and even that..its not 100%)
 

fosteder

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Re: Dwarf Saggitaria Dying

It looked like something got poured right into one spot and that is what killed it. I know this didn't happen though, The python during filling was not there. Maybe I poured the water baking soda mix there? Would a high ph poured on top of it kill it? I'm usually careful about adding that a little at a time too. I wish I had some children to blame! :D

Maybe my wife is sabotaging my tank.....time to set up the spy cam. :rolleyes: