A few things that are bugging me! (glosso & plants)
There is two things I want to achieve, and I can't do either.
First thing, is my plants are not turning red. Despite the amount of iron I dose, and the flourite red, and eco complete I use as a substrate. The plants are healthy, but not red, they are all just, very green. A couple DO turn red (l.repens) but my l.aromatica stays a lush green, r. macrandra stays green, sunset hygro, and pogostemon E., also green.
Also, my glosso that I planted about 4-5 weeks ago has not moved an inch. Doesn't grow out, doesn't grow up, just stays where I planted it. I would figure with my tank parameters it would of covered the whole ground by now, but it stays perfectly still.
My tank parameters:
Lighting: 3.5WPG on 10 hour cycle, with 1 hour siesta mid-day. Lights are approx 8" away. Bulbs are about 4 months old.
CO2: 1.5-2BPS - 100% Diffusion through CO2 Reactor through out take of filter. CO2 turns off when lights go out, then air stone runs at night. No, I don't have a drop checker.
Filter media: 4 Polishing sponges, 2 regular sponges - removed ceramic yesterday
Substrate: Flourite red capped with eco complete
24.76ppm (1/2tsp - 8.4g) KNO3 3x weekly
2.35ppm (1/8tsp - 0.70g) KH2P04 3x weekly
1.51ppm (1/8tsp - 0.70g) K2S04 3x weekly
1/8tsp - 0.70g Trace (CSM+B) elements 3x weekly
50% weekly w/c
GH boost during w/c
Any thoughts would be great.