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I bought some of these from a guy on ebay. The plants looked real good when they got here, and I planted them the same day. Now it has been about three days and it looks as if they are wilting. I have never had these before and I am asking is this normal and will they come back?? If not I dont know what I did wrong.
 

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Are you dosing with Excel? Vals are sensitive to it.
 

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I am not using excel because I knew that they were sensitive to it . I have this in a 20g tank and 65 watts of 6700k light. I am using all the seachem products except the excel. All my other plants are growing fine like the micro swords and the HC. So I dont know what the problem is.


So I take it that is not normal for valls, to die back and then regrow. Like some other plants I have.
 

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On the other hand Fred, it is very normal for all soft leaved plants, including the corkscrew vals, to die back on relocation. I have had corkscrew vals for decades in several of my tanks, its one of my favorites. Some years back when I converted some of my tanks to CO2, and planted one of them with corkscrew val, I ran into a big problem with these plants. Unlike the initial die-back and regrow, these vals would die-back every time for the next 3 months. Only patience helped me to leave them alone. Then finally they started to grow with the widest leaves I have seen on corkscrew vals.
 
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