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stem rot?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by ccLansman, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. ccLansman

    ccLansman Guru Class Expert

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    What would cause the stem to become transparent down at the substrate and then rot to the point it breaks off?
     
  2. evandro.carrenho

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    I am not sure about it, but had the same issue with new eco-complete substrate more frequently than I had with aged eco-complete. Don't know if it was related to the fact that the substrate was not acid.

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  3. ccLansman

    ccLansman Guru Class Expert

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    it looks like its an isolated case, im guessing the plants must have been shadded too much or decided to lift off in search of a better life :p
     
  4. evandro.carrenho

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    Bingo! You got the answer to your own question. Btw, have you verified your drop checker?
     
  5. osnapitseric

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    tom barr has mentioned auto fragmentation as the reason why some stemmed plants rot away only to search for better life. I like this theory however, what puzzles me is that i can snip off a well grown portion of a plant and place it with its parent plant and it will continue to grow up until a certain height where the bottom of the stem begins to rot yet everything else on the plant is in tip top shape. All the stems under a certain height is healthy. It's really annoying to be because every how and then i have to replant. I just rather just keep pruning. I tried placing the stemmed plants all over the tank and it continues to keep does. It might be a lighting issue but then again i'm grown HC and everything else in the tank is growing. Any help or is this just auto fragmentation as well?
     
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