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I planted my aquarium Monday and noticed some of my monteyworts leaves dissolving and drooping. What would cause this?

I have 3 Moneyworts, 1 Amazon Sword, a petite anubia, and fire moss....for lighting I have 1 18" Power Glo bulb and 1 18" Aqua Glo bulb and 15 LEDs pointed more at my moneyworts. I use Seachems Flourish and Flourish Excel and their root tabs. I also have some aeration not sure if that helps.

Suggestions would be great thanks guys!
 

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I should probably also add here that I put some salt in my tank initially and also put some melafix to reduce some stress when acclimating my tank, not sure if this would contribute to some of the moneywort's leaves turning dark and drooping.
 

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The excel to me is a touch and go additive. You seem to have enough light so light dosing of excel should not be an issue. but for me when I started using it I got an initial boost in plant growth but later started having issues with stem plants loosing there leaves. I stopped using it and about a week later started to see some improvement. But I'm running under 1 watt per gallon.

Moneywort is an interesting plant to keep. Some individuals report it is growing out of control for them in even lowest tech tanks while other seem to have issues getting it started. I think it is a matter of just getting it to root in your tank then watch it start to multiply. But also keep in mind there are severl different plants sold as moneywort and it could also be difference between which type you have.
 
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