I got a question about my aquarium...
So I bought plants probably a month ago. I haven't really seen too much growth...
I can understand with the crypts and other root plants needing to get adjusted, but shouldn't the stem plants take off right away if they are going to thrive? Or can they take time to adjust as well? :/
My Rotala indica is doing well in my 10g and has quite a few side-shoots growing now. My hornwort also grows quick in my 10g tank (had to trim a few times because it reached the top... have a lot now!). I know my 10g tank has much more intense light. 2x 10W full spectrum bulbs.
So anyways, the thing is, people've said you need to trim stem plants weekly because they grow so fast? My ludwigia repens and rotala indica have maybe grown 1-2 inches since I got them. Water Wisteria probably 3 inches.
Could it be my hardwater? Will a (few different assortment) of crypts, rotala indica, ludwigia repens, water wisteria, hornwort, dwarf saggitaria, and red melon sword all do ok in hard water?
:S I'm a bit worried. Even though they have not died, they haven't grown either... algae hasn't grown on them, but I'm worried with the slow growth algae might start winning.
I run the lights about 10-12 hours a day. I bought a timer but it didn't work, and walmart was out (AGAIN) of timers so haven't gotten one yet. I keep it about 10-12 hours a day though I think I do a pretty good job.
Please help. Thanks :)