Join Date: May 2020
Location: Aldershot, Hampshire, South East UK
This is all a big learning curve. As I have no fish I wasn't bothering with dechlorinator, I read chlorine was not harmful to plants but didn't consider it's affects on nitrifying bacteria. So I ordered some the other day, turns out I ordered the wrong thing, had a few bits in my basket and deleted the wrong one!
Anyway, partial water change last night just to clean it up a little. Dechlorinator arriving today so will do a massive water change and effectively start again on the cycle with safer tap water 👍
Have noticed a couple of the plants in the back growing very pale green(think it's water sprite -Ceratopteris thalictroides) maybe the chlorine was getting to it, maybe it wasn't planted deep enough into the substrate to reach the tetra active goodness below, maybe without fish and circulation it's not getting enough C02 or the light is too much for the available nutrients/C02. I'll figure it out one way or another 🙂
Picture from last night, day 13 attached