Could be. I usually drop an algae wafer and an spinach leaf in the tank once a week. I keep organic spinach leafs frozen and then put them into the tank.
Now I am paranoid and I am dropping 3-4 algae wafers daily so that they don't bother the plants. Maybe once the tank is more established, I will reduce the amount.
Very nice tank,
I wonder if the rotalas are doing that because they feel they have high light already and are trying to spread out. vs when they have slightly less light and they try and stretch towards the source.
I know on my tank when they're on the corners that aren't as bright they grow straight with no problem but in the middle with a ton of light they start growing parallel to the ground
aww that sucks about the AR, it's a nice plant, just hungry amanos
Did you get the new tubing?
Yeah, I think the plants are on "Real-State-Grab-Free-For-All" mode right now. They probably somehow detect clear soil around them and they try to cover as much area as possible before starting to grow upwards... I'm ok with that, because with this "runner" configuration they ramify a lot better, which is what I need right now so the tank fills up quicker. I will let them do their thing. The ludwigias (I'm not sure whether they are repens or palustris) are taking the lead right now regarding growth speed.
I'm still waiting on the hoses. It was one of those super slow shipping times. Acording to the order it says the expected delivery date should be between 5/14 - 6/5, but it already shows as it being shipped, so maybe it won't take much longer. I am anxious to get them so that I can finish the rest of the setup as it is meant to be set up.
Bump: Also, on a good note, I noticed the LED lights somehow fixed itself. It was having a problem where some of the red LEDs were not turning on for several days, but in the past few days it has been turning on all of them... I don't know why that might have happened, but as long as it is working now I am good. now the light spreads evenly throughout the tank.