Originally Posted by Angel079
I think I need to rest my head few hrs and re-think that issue with a cup of coffee in the AM, promised
You're so sweet Natalie!
New plants (about three weeks in tank) = hygro agustafolia, pennywort
, dwarf sag, java moss
, 1 amazon sword (there's literally only one root on it), vallis nana
Old plants (almost two months in tank) = italian vallis, java fern, anubias
, 1 amazon sword, willow leaf hygro
The bolded ones are healthy and flourishing, the not bolded ones are not dying by not growing.
Okay here's a lot of random info about the plants that have been a good brainstorm for me.
Both swords have root tabs.
Actually I'm just meditating in front of my tank trying to find some common denominator and I noticed the swords do have new growth...even the one with only one root. They just aren't growing and for the most part the leaves are sticking straight up.
The sag has for the most part stayed put or the last week and I don't want to mess with it! I do see one new leaf coming out of two of the plants. There are large rocks on top of a very fine gravel substrate---almost sand, but not quite.
Both vallis are in corners and I wonder if there's too much shade.
Both hygros have reached the top (I haven't pruned them because I like the shade they provide) and I wonder if they are light-hogs. But I'm picking up some frogbit today from soneone so the shade is about to increase even more.
I use Kordon Amquel water cond (Kordon LLC - Kordon - The Original Amquel
Flourish ferts (comprehensive one) twice a week 1mL
Flourish Excel daily 1mL
Algae growth in this tank is minimal but there.
There's also the hydra problem in this tank because I'm a chronic over-feeder. And the dp's are messy so they leave food everywhere.