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Old 07-29-2020, 06:20 PM
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Default Help! Why are my plants dying?

I tried to post some pictures on imgur, but I'm not sure how to figure out what I'm doing wrong. Any help or tips to figure what could be wrong would be appreciated! I'm pretty new at this.

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Old 07-29-2020, 06:24 PM
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A few more:

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Old 07-29-2020, 06:26 PM
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How has the temperature been?


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Old 07-29-2020, 06:27 PM
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How often are you misting? Do you get condensation on the glass, if so, how long is it there? What light are you using? How long have the plants been in the tank? I see frogs, is there a cleanup crew in place as well like springtails, isopods?
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Default Re: Help! Why are my plants dying?

What I see from the back is your bromliades seem to be dry. Your tank looks also freshly planted, how long ago did you start it? I would check that you are keeping a nice humid substrate and also introduce some macrophona if you haven't already.
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Default Re: Help! Why are my plants dying?

The plants simply are desiccated, by the looks of things.

Mist the viv as much as the plants need to live; misting is for watering the plants (at the roots, so don't be shy with the duration of a daily misting session).

Ventilate the viv as much as the plants and frogs need to not be continually saturated. Ventilation is for adjusting the humidity, usually downward, so don't be shy with opening up the venting.
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The temperature has been mid-70s in my tank.
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I'm misting usually once or twice a day by hand. The light is Josh's Frogs Green Gro LED Bulb (13 Watt). The plants have been there for a couple of months. I left town for a couple of weeks and had a neighbor mist every day. Maybe it didn't get misted enough in that period? Or too much? I get some condensation but not much and it doesn't stay long. I seeded it with springtails and isopods, though I'm not sure if they are still in there or not.
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I see what you mean about the bromeliads seeming dry. Maybe I will try increasing the misting. I started it less than two months ago. What are macrophona?
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Thanks! That's helpful and I think you are right. I was limiting the misting because the humidity seemed over 90% all the time, so I was letting it drop into the 80s before misting again, but that could have caused the plants to get dessicated? So if I increase misting and ventilation, maybe I can give the plants more water without causing the humidity to stay too high for too long. Does that sound correct?
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That is correct. I have a waterproof computer fan in mine plus itís vented so I mist 3 times a day and rarely have water on the glass except for after misting. I would recommend the mist king too. Makes it so easy once you get it dialed in for your specific environment it just goes


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What are macrophona?
'Microfauna', I'm guessing -- springtails, isopods. Microfauna don't have anything to do with what your plants are experiencing, though.

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Thanks! That's helpful and I think you are right. I was limiting the misting because the humidity seemed over 90% all the time, so I was letting it drop into the 80s before misting again, but that could have caused the plants to get dessicated? So if I increase misting and ventilation, maybe I can give the plants more water without causing the humidity to stay too high for too long. Does that sound correct?
Yes, that sounds correct. It may be that you weren't providing enough water to actually get to the plants' roots -- that's what it looks like from the pictures, anyway. Mist as much as needed to keep the plants watered. Ventilate to keep the humidity down.
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Thanks Everyone. That's super helpful. I hope I can save my plants. I suppose I need to cut away the dead leaves and hopes the plants pull through with more misting and ventilation.
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