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Originally Posted by tylers View Post
I mean I see a lot of tanks that are heavily planted and their plants are always growing at good rates and looking lush and healthy. My plants do not seem to grow very well, so I thought it could have been a problem with the lights
Planted Tank Guru
Anubias will not grow rapidly, and, with lots of light, the leaves which are done growing will soon grow a crop of black brush algae. If you can shade the anubias with taller plants they may do ok with your light, but they are truly a low light plant. The tanks you see with healthy plantings growing at a fast rate are almost certainly planted with stem plants, which can grow fast enough to discourage algae attacks. And, you can be sure that they get very good, very regular tank maintenance to keep them looking that way.