So in reading around these forums it was brought up that removing the carbon filtration would help liquid fertilizer to work better. So I did. My question tho, is that there is a whole tray in the filter now that's empty. Should I put more of the "pellet" for the good bacteria? Or shove an extra sponge filter in there?
I know it's been a while since I posted, but things are going well with the tank. The plant growth is super slow. Check out my profile for the plants I have, but from what I've read these are supposed to be somewhat fast growing plants and I'm no noticing that. I'm hoping that removing the carbon will help.[/quote
I would replace carbon with sponge.
As for plant growth ,In low light the growth will be slow. I might consider using Flourish Comprehensive plant supplement rather than the Aqueon product and note any difference in growth.
From listed ingredient's ,I don't see much in the way of macro nutrient's in aqueon product.(my opinion)
You can google macro nutrient's for planted tanks and form your own opinion.
Your profile list's 24 inch 17 watt bulb(s) I assume you have two such bulbs over the tank to provide light for the 48 inches (length of tank)?
I might consider one 48 inch light fixture with two 32 watt to 40 watt T8 full spectrum bulbs were it me.
I think growth might improve, but will still be slow growth as expected in low to moderate light without CO2 enhancement.