I would like some help identifying my plants, please. I think some of them I found the name of, so want to double check them as well. (I will edit in more names of the plants when someone responds with what type) Thanks!
I have a Glo Flora Gro 24 inch 20 Watt TB currently. Plus I have used fertilizer to raise my nitrates to around 40 ppm, which is a tablet that goes into the gravel. I don't believe I have the packaging, but I can take a picture of what they look like.
I am also new to the concept of pumping CO2 into the tank. My plants seem to be mostly be growing well. Would you guys recommend adding CO2 or do you think they will be okay as is? Thanks for any advice.
#1) Hygrophila corymbosa 'Compact'
If it is this, I have read that strong lighting can cause the plants to have pink/red coloring on the leaves, which mine has.
#2) Cryptocoryne wendtii
This plant almost died when I took it in, but it seems to be growing okay now. Growing slowly.
The grass like plant, you can see the roots, or what not sticking out of the gravel a bit. Is this the plant I read it is good to trim? I know when I picked it up that the pet store owner said it required a high amount of light, is my light good enough? A few stalks have been turning brown, but it is mostly staying green. I have also read to plant it in tufts, so I may replant some since I have a large chunk planted together.
#6) Crinum calamistratum
(It is the bulb plant with long leaves coming out of it, was hard to get a picture through the other plants)
I was worried when I first brought this one home because the leaves were melting (?), turning brown and almost disentegrating when I first bought it. After taking off atleast 4 stands the first week or two, it has stopped doing that and seems to be growing new leaves well. I have read it needs to be sticking out of the substrate some, so I hope I have planted it okay.
#7) Myrio ...
#8) Cabomba Caroliniana
This one is a top view. It has three leaves on one stem, and near the top left, on the big leaf, there is a baby plant growing, you can see the black roots growing longer, the plant is now a couple centimers tall! Is there a certain size it should be before breaking the small plant off and replanting it?
This is the whole tank right now, may replant/rearrange soon since I wasn't sure how the plants would grow them I bought them, it has been a month or two, and some are getting larger and I want to place them more in the back, I think.
(just tried landscape mode on my camera, and wow, the pictures came out a lot brighter! If any pics need a better picture, just let me know and I will retake in this mode since it really seems to work well with the plants.)