10-21-2011, 08:21 AM
| || | plants look horrible
i have a few java ferns (slow growing?), one planted wisteria (looking surprisingly good), and a clump of water sprite in my tank. the water sprite looks pretty bad. it isn't dead, and it is growing new fronds occasionally, but it is rather brown. i'll try to get a picture of it in a little while.
i started using flourish comprehensive last week, dosing once a week. my light (the bulb that came in my hood) is on 10 hours a day, i have rather high nitrates, and no algae. i don't know if my pleco is getting it before i can see it or if it simply isn't growing. i took the charcoal out of my filter two weeks ago.
any one have any idea why my plants aren't doing well? i'm going to buy some more plants hopefully today, but i don't want them to all die/look horrible too.