I posted before about my hygrophila difformis getting holes in its leaves:
So I never really managed to fix the problem. Now I also have a hygro polysperma in this tank. Both of these are now losing leaves near the bottom.
This is for the current set up on this 33g tank:
Lighting: Got a 30 inch Coralife ramp with two 18 Watts T5 bulbs. The ligthing is on 10 hours a day.
Ferts: I dose PPS-Pro daily 1.5 X the recommended dose. Got some root tabs in the crypts also. Been dosing recommended dose of Excel daily.
Substrate: Flourite black.
I do a 25% water change even though I probly don't have to.
Now I believe its a lighting defficiency as I understand Hygros might be a little bit too hungry for my set up.
Am I right in thinking so ?
Another potential problem could be the fact that I dose my ferts around 7 am when I go to work. The lights only come on at 11am. Does this change anything?
I was thinking of extending the lighting period to 12 hours per day. Thus having lights on around 9 am instead of 11am.
I was also thinking of augmenting the fert dose.
What do you guys think?
The answer might also be that hygros will not grow in my set up and I should just ditch them.
I would love some advice!
Thanks in advance!