I have a couple of questions today. I noticed that the leaves of my plants were starting to curl, so I did some research and determined that this was probably due to nutrient deficiencies. Maybe it's a calcium deficiency, but I doubt it. The background in my tank is made from cement which contains loads of CaCO3. Also, I have fluorite substrate. So, I purchased a bottle of Seachem flourish comprehensive. Yesterday I added only half a dose ~1 ml. Tomorrow I plan to add another half-dose and then do a water change on Friday. I'm trying to avoid any sudden changes in water chemistry. Next week I will start adding full doses.
My question is how long should it take for the plant leaves to start uncurling? Also, my jungle val has been laying over rather than standing up and it had small holes/tears on some of its leaves. Will the flourish comp help with this as well? I trimmed off the parts with holes and the leaves that were laying over badly. Was this the right thing to do?
Another question. I had a dead shrimp in my tank this morning.
What could have done this? Low nutrient levels that are also affecting the plants?
My tank run from 74 F to 77 F.
Ammonia 0 ppm
Nitrite 0 ppm
Nitrate ~20 ppm
I add half of an algae wafer (Hikari brand) at night and remove it in the morning. Usually not much of it is eaten. Sometimes there will be one shrimp on it.
Curling leaves on my wisteria
Crypts leaves are curling, but there is also a ton of new growth.
Another pic of the crypt growth and curling. BTW does anyone else's anubias push itself WAY out of the substrate?