Well the tank is coming along decently enough. However, my Bacopa just looks terrible and is wasting away. The water sprite is growing like crazy. The cabomba is growing slowly but keep breaking off branches. Crypts and anubias doing well. Added aquatic lobelia, cyperus helferi, bacopa caroliniana (different from the large leaf bacopa) and pogostemon from petsmart (which is doing really well!). Rotala rotundifolia, alternanthera reineckii and Ludwigia also doing well. Had to remove Italian vals because they were algae magnets.
I thought Bacopa and Cabomba were easy plants? What should I do differently? I have some Ludwigia arcuata, would this be a good alternative for these two? Also, the water seems to have quite a bit of suspended particles. Added an Eheim 2215 in place of one of the HOBs but that does not seem to have helped much.
Also initially dosed NPK/Flourish and excel. However, I stopped dosing for a bit and noticed that my N stayed stable at 5-10ppm and phosphate stayed at 1ppm so now I only dose K/Flourish/Excel. Occasional spots of hair algae but those are easily removed. Light is currently only 7hrs. Some brown algae and glass needs cleaning once a week.
Last edited by anfield; 02-26-2014 at 04:35 AM.
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