My plants are a bit brown
The only one that looks healthy is my java fern :P.
This guy really grew. But the bottom portion is kind of brown :(
The leaves of this one are getting bad.
One leaf is even pale!
Here is one of my snails. Awwe :3
do you feed your plants at all ?
Your lighting may not have been able to penetrate the bottom part.
Hornwort tends to do that when many stems are planted together so closely. Maybe spread them out a bit. They don't need too much space. And the sword prob just needs a gravel supplement. It's a heavy root feeder.
Well. I might as well then remove the Sword. I use liquid fertilizer.
I wouldn't remove it. The tablets are relatively cheap and last a long time. Just put one tablet underneatht the sword and you're good to go. SeaChem makes good tablets.
that's true actually.
now thinking on it,i used tabs,and i was glad i did,
the plants are doing well.
The sword has an iron deficiency. Root tabs wold work. Dosing with flourish Iron would work.
That tall plant is Cabomba carolinia. You'll need to un-bunch it,, trim the last couple inches off the bottom, and replant the stems individually about 3/4" apart. That's the bad news. The good news is that you can trim it from the top and re-plant the trimmings. I have several tanks with big stands of Cabomba that all started from one bunch a year ago.
Your lighting is unforntunately not enough to help most of your plants except the java fern. From your picture I can see you are using incandescent lighting and this is only providing about 2 watts of usable light. If there is any way you can, get a fluorescent light for the tank or find 2 of the 10 watt screw in compact flourecents that have a Kelvin rating of 6500. It will do wonders for your plants and not change their needs. Root tabs are a good choice for the sword and they can be bought extremely cheap and they work. I thought I needed the best ones but even the $5/30 tabs ones work perfect and I grew a sword to monster size using them. Just make sure they have iron in them.
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