I am getting a little worried about my 15 gallon planted tank. The plants have been in for about 4 days, and some of the leaves are dying off on the swords. I trimed off as many dead ones as I could, but it's pretty hard to get at them and trim them without uprooting them. Then I noticed a lot of debris floating around from the trimming, so I vacuumed it up and skimmed the vacuum over the bottom of the tank, and picked up a good amount of plant matter. The other plants appear to be doing fine, it's just the swords.
I am going to get a new light today, because the one I have is second hand along with the tank. I use eco-complete substrate, and do not have CO2. I use flourish excel instead.
I have read that some plants can go into shock when transplanted. If this is what is happening to my plants, how long should it take before I see signs of improvement? I am going on vacation in 3 days, and I don't want rotting plants messing with my water parameters when I am away.
Also, the water is slightly
cloudy. Is this normal. Ammonia and nitrite are 0 and nitrates are low. I have 3 cory cats in there right now, and they are doing great. They seem really happy, and their colors even seem to have intensified since I got them from the pet store. They do not seem to be bothered by any of this, and are not skittish at all.
Please if you know anything about this, please tell. I don't want everything to be ruined when I go on vacation, and definitely don't want to put my fish at risk. Thank you.