I've had my 3 gallon JBJ Picotope running for about 2 months now and am seeing really poor growth with my DHG. I feel like my setup is strong enough to see good growth but it looks like the grass thats alive is just staying alive and not growing. I also had a lot of initial die off when the tank was filled.
This was started as a DSM tank for about two weeks and then I filled it.
Here are the specs on the tank:
Aquasoil Amazonia regular size
3 WPG for 8 hours per day
35% water changes every week
I'm using Seachem stuff since the tank is so small. I converted their suggested fert schedule to drops since I use a dropper.
Flourish 7, Excel 30, Iron 12, Phos 6, Nit 6, Pott 12
Excel 16, Iron 14
Excel, 14, Iron 12, Phos 6, Nit 6, Pott 12, Flourish 7
35% water change
There are some strands that grow which I trim with each water change but so far no horizontal spreading, only vertical regrowth.
I was running the original HOB filter that came with it, but it died on me so I picked up a replacement from the pet store. The pet store one has a charcoal filter but I haven't noticed any difference between the two.
Any suggestions on what to tweak would be really appreciated. I'd love to get this tank growing for me and I've heard that DHG spreads really well but I don't know what I'm missing.