Here is a lousy picture of the tank right now. Stems were trimmed harshly on the day my new lighting arrived, almost two weeks ago. HC was trimmed just yesterday. Blyxa is taking off.
Unfortunately i did not increase the c02 initially and some BBA is appearing on lots of the slow growers and down low on the glass in the back of the tank. excel will be arriving ina few days to battle the outbreak.
The stems in the background were sold to me as rotala macandra, and they seem to only grow side shoots as opposed to pure vertical growth, they're growing awfully slow, even with an increase in light, c02, fert.
Perhaps they just need more time to recover from the trim... are there any tricks to growing this plant? It was very different looking when i first introduced it.
As of lately my CSM + B Plantex mix has grown moldy very quickly after mixing, even when i refrigerate it.... So I have not been dosing many micro nutrients aside from iron. This is likely contributing to the poor growth of my rotala.