I'm sorry if i was vague haha.
-I have a 20g high tank (that should give u an idea of how high the light is off the substrate,
-my light is an odyssea T5 24" 24W x 2,
-the fertilizer i am using is called flourish comprehensive supplement by seachem. i believe it is micro. ,
-my parameters are
PH 7.6, ammonia 0ppm, nitrite 0ppm, and nitrate 10ppm. (thats what i consider great)
-i do test my own water by using the api FW master test kit
-no i am not dosing CO2 and i don't plan on it bc i was told they aren't good for my shrimps and also it is not needed for the plants that i have.
-the plants that i have are called elodea (most of them die or fall apart), java fern (these do well), wisteria (it does somewhat good sometimes), crypts (these aren't doing too well either. they haven't grown higher than 3inches), anubias nana (these do well), micro swords (these never grow higher than 3inches either. they have only been an inch high).
-the only new growth i see is from anubias nana and java fern.
my micros happens to grow out more instead of growing up.
i hope that answers all of the questions.