Migrating my 'new plant tank' thread from APC, seems I might actually get some answers to questions here. I like it better in here anyway. Off we go.
Started this tank about two weeks ago, am in the process of getting correct lighting, DIY CO2 set up and making some sense of the layout so it actually looks somewhat appealing and if I can keep all the fish and plants I keep buying alive, then I can make a tic mark in the W column.
Plants and fish details are here
Here's a couple pics from the start and last weeks renovation
Week one growth:
And a couple questions I have:
The vals are looking pretty bad, almost like mush in some spots. Collectively they also look brittle, like they might snap, but they're growing. Not enough light? Lack of CO2? I don't know what to do to make them healthy.
Frans Stoffels sword is slowly turning transparent/brown leaf by leaf. I saw somewhere that this could be because of a CO2 deficiency(?). Not sure what to do for that one either; I started using Flourish Excel a few days ago, hopefully that will help some until the diffuser shows up in the mailbox and I can inject CO2.