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    Hi, my nana seems to melts away...
    Heard that they are one of the touhest plants, unfortunately, my recent batch of nanas just melts away within 2 weeks after putting into the tank.
    Any suggestion to maintain them well in tank conditions.
    Thks

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    could you perhaps tell us more about your tank conditions first?

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    or how you planted them?

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    I had a same exprience too last year--- the leaves from one rizhome of my nana totally 'melted', maybe due to long period of exposure to atmospheric air/wind before re-wetting of leaves.

    Nevertheless, I just leave it in my tank and soon new leaves sprout from the same rizhome. This year, when I removed it, the old rizhome totally melted/rot, but the new leaves had already developed their own 'tiny' rizhomes when I pull them out.

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    I recently got some 'nana gold'. Added it to my tank with normal nana which are triving. Melted away within 3 weeks.

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    i had put these Nana in my planted tanks together with some Echino & Cyrpto etc. the other plants are blooming, while the nana were melting away... Does Nana go through the same process as the Cypto - melt off before re-birth?

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    again...we humbly ask.. tank conditions? and how did you plant them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranmasatome
    again...we humbly ask.. tank conditions? and how did you plant them?

    My condition:
    I got basic electronic CO2 setup for my 4ft tank.
    lighting by 2pcs of 36W FL
    Temp: 27 Deg C
    PH: 6.5-6.7
    In this tank only 20+ tiger endlers & 10pcs Zebra otos.
    Others plants are echinos & crypts about 10 nos.

    thks

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    How is your nana planted? Into substrate? Tied onto wood? Or?
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    Thanks for the info but...got some more question leh..

    what is your fert regime? is there even one?? What do you dose if you had one? how much Co2 are you hitting?? Did you plant them into the soil?? did you tie them on wood? how did you tie if you tied them?? with fishing string?? did you tie too tightly?? How long were the nanas out before planting?? Did you put them in the fridge before planting?? What gravel are you using? what filter are you using? whats in your filter?? Do you use any other chemicals for the tank?? or around the tank?? Ketapang leaves??

    All of which COULD affect your nanas.... i dont know which to answer.. since i am not that good a guesser... its not that i dont want to answer... dont mistaken ah..keke
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    Quote Originally Posted by valice
    How is your nana planted? Into substrate? Tied onto wood? Or?

    Yah, on wood.
    My soil base is ADA soil.
    CO2 is by Nisso electronics generator 900.
    thks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranmasatome
    Thanks for the info but...got some more question leh..

    what is your fert regime? is there even one?? What do you dose if you had one? how much Co2 are you hitting?? Did you plant them into the soil?? did you tie them on wood? how did you tie if you tied them?? with fishing string?? did you tie too tightly?? How long were the nanas out before planting?? Did you put them in the fridge before planting?? What gravel are you using? what filter are you using? whats in your filter?? Do you use any other chemicals for the tank?? or around the tank?? Ketapang leaves??

    All of which COULD affect your nanas.... i dont know which to answer.. since i am not that good a guesser... its not that i dont want to answer... dont mistaken ah..keke

    My filter system is an build in side filter type...with only cotton wool & ceramic rings .....
    No chemical...only occasionally thrown in some "Tropica" liquid fert.

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    so going by this you're running co2 on a tank that runs low?

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    Sounds like an IOS tank..

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    Is it placed near water outlet where current is strong? Anubias don't like currents
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    It is interesting that his anubia nana just melts away without any hit of problems since its rhizomes are not buried... CO2 is not an issue since they can survive in non-CO2... Lights are never a problem...

    One question to answer would be whether like ranmasatome asked, was it in the open and dried up for awhile? The rhizome might be damaged or cut and it started to rot as a result...
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    I doubt the current is the issue. My Anubias get blasted directly by the filter outfeed/powerhead and grow happily.

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    then it could be aclimatizing. Most farms grow anubias emersed fast so when submersed it will rot a while to tune to the new conditions. just my observation from the bunch of rotting anubias in my dad's aro tank.
    Cheers,
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    Were your Anubias barteri var. nana leaves totally covered by brown algae prior to melting? I lost a large colony due to brown algae attack.

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    Okay.. the leaves are gone or even the rizhome are brown and mushy? If its only the leaves and the rizhome is still hard, then it should regrow. However if the rizhome is brown and mushy, then its dead.

    I would take out the rizhome, tie to a driftwood. Submerge it. Please it near the windows (Make sure the sun doesn't shine on it). Do not change water (just add water from your tank). Leave it alone. It should regrow quite well.
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