Hey, new to planted tanks here. I think there's some deficiency going on in my tank, Anyone could help me ID it that would be great.
bucephalandra: I've had it for a month or so and some of the leaves are turning yellow, especially new ones. the leaves look veiny, yellower on the edges
monte carlo: bought at the same time as the buce. Has grown a lot of new roots but not really any leaves, and new shoots look very small, and pale. Some new shoots seem to trail down rather than grow up.
Java fern: Growing large leaves very fast, but they are pale yellow/green.
Crypt wendtii: Growing well, bronze undersides
hydrocotyle tripartita: growing well and fast, a bright lime green, looks good
Bacopa Carolina: Grows fast and looks healthy, huge leaves, tops have turned orange.
Java moss: Dark green, growing slowly but steadily.
Dwarf Water lettuce: Pale blue-green colour. Grows fast. Does not cover the majority of the tank, light gets to immersed plants directly.
Growing a pothos and parlour palm hydroponically out of the tank.
I get a really soft, velvety hair algae sometimes, that grows in short carpets on the glass, rocks and unhealthy leaves. It's eaten by my snails, Its always around in small mounts.
I get green spot algae on the glass, in a light dusting.
I got cladophora
grows extremely fast if left alone. I overdose liquid carbon to keep it under control, and it works for the most part.
Overall the algae situation is good, you can't see much.
2 years old
2.3L Canister filter w/ bio-rings. High flow
3 amano shrimp, 5 CPDs, 3 otos, 1 Nerite, Many MTS
My local water water hardness from the gov website says +200 mg/l as calcium carbonate
One pump (probs 5ml) of generic micro ferts a week
Overdosing excel (5ml or more a day)
Lighting: chihrios C-series on full power. Bout 8 hours a day