So I decided to make this my first post. I had a planted 25 gallon tank for 6 months until I upgraded to a 70gallon bowfront tank. When I was using the 25 gallon I had no problems using a 40watt t5 light, vitamin sticks, and seachem flourish phosphorus, iron, excel, and trace. All my plants flourished and did well considering it was CO2 free.
Now that im running a larger tank, Im using the following:
2 X 34" 39W T5 glo lamps
300 watt heater
405 external fluval filter
70 Aqua Clear blower
all plants have a vitamin stick
regular dosing with seachem flourish phosphorus, iron, excel, and trace
I find that most of my plants are not growing, and arent producing any runners etc.. Alot of the leaf plants have wilted tips and some algae on them.
- I have been thinking about changing my gravel to flourite (not sure if I should buy the fine stuff or the regular gravel size.
- I have been looking around to maybe upgrade my lighting. I have not been able to find higher wattage bulbs. ( my light is on 10hrs a day)
- thinking of dosing with CO2 but from reading it looks complicated and Im worried I might lose my fish.
Any comments and suggestions are welcomed