My Sunset Hygro has seemed to level off as far as growth is concerned. When first added to the tank it grew about 3 inches the first week ( I should note that I was and am battling a mild case of Green water). Now for the past two weeks it seems like it hasnít grown an inch. And although the leaves look healthy, they do not stand tall.
I need to get a nitrate and Phosphate test kit but in the meantime I was wondering if I should add some nitrate. Also, our city sent a water analysis and it reads that Nitrate is <.01 and they add something called ortho-polyphosphate (To help against corrosion of pipes from the well water). Is this the same as phosphate? This could be why after a water change my water gets greener the very next day. I currently dose Potassium, but maybe there is not enough Nitrate for the plants to absorb the Phosphate? Seem logical?
29 Gallon, 2x36 PC, 2x Hagen CO2, XP2.
Red Rubin Sword, Java Fern, Hygro, Val, Crypt Wen., E. tenn