Firstly, I'm going to mention how horribly dead nearly all the Forums on the net are. Ever since Facebook got Groups, they have exploded in popularity. However, there's way too many kids, a-holes and dummies out there telling other people how to do things the wrong way. It's depressing and driving me up a wall! I really hope Forums come back strong some time soon!!
I had a 110, 31 inch tall tank. My plants struggled to live in that for a long time. I added upwards of 5-7 inches of sand to get the plants closer to the light, but it didn't help. I've had a few plants totally die-off and after being moved to a new 75g, a few others have died-off as well.
Looks like there is no 'hair ripping out' smiley, darn.
Cabomba, hygro, rotala are all gone, had some others I never remember the name of. Rotala made a come back once moved, but suddenly kicked the bucket and there's nothing left. The crypt and java fern are black, chewed up, frozen in time and in general looking golly awful! Even the Jungle val is in this shape. It's been 2mo, I think, since moving to the new tank. Just now I'm seeing the Vals starting to regrow from the base and a couple crypt also coming back.
Tiger Lily is going well and growing quick, hard to see, several baby plants in there, one of which is getting large.
I was using a dry fert mix I got from a member here, idk what it is, I've had it for awhile. But heck has been going on in this tank forever. My other tank, 40 breeder, has been totally dandelion-fine! I just upped that tank into another 75g a few weeks back and all the plants are flourishing and spreading like mad.
Ordered some pills of Osmocote plus and stuck a bunch in the sand, one next to each plant, Leaf zone is still not here yet. Also, I might have an issue with Cory trying to dig up and eat the Osmocote pills....ones in the Right 75 were following my hand and trying to dig up what I just put in...
Lights are on from about 7am to 9pm. No real algae to be seen, other than a touch on the glass or on very old leaves. No C02 and will not be adding it.
What else can I try or what else can cause this to happen?
Dry mix is DPMM or something like that.
Right side 75g, doing great.
Left side 75g, doing terrible.