so im a little confused.
i have a 10g and a 55g both planted.
the 10g grows out of control. the 55g struggles.
i have read byrons planted aquarium posts.
and im missing something in this 55g set up.
i dose flourish comp twice a week. i leave the lights on like crazy and have minimal algae growth, but also minimal plant growth. my plants look healthy for the most part, but i cant get micro swords to grow, the off shoots i cut and replant dont grow (from swords, vals etc) my java moss doesn't grow,
the only things that seem to thrive are some planted water sprite some wisteria and a type of val i cant remember the name, its grows stems then the leaves off those.
what exactly is my limiting factor here?
i have two 4 foot shop lights with 2 6500k bulbs and two "red" bulbs, which i run one when im not home and both when i am home, for a total of probably 15 hours a day. the lights do not have reflectors behind them which might be hindering it a bit? could this be it?>
is the limiting factor here CO2?
any insight would be appreciated