This is my first attempt at planting up a tank. This is also my first post here on PT.net. So hello all.
I'll kick off with the vital statistics.
Juwel Rio 180 101L x 50H x 41W cm 200l/55Gal
Filter: TetraTec EX700
Lights: 2x24W T5 Arcadia Over-Tank Luminere
Heater: 150W Rena SmartHeater
Substrate: Pool Filter Sand (Approx. 2" depth)
2 Penguin Tetra
3 Black Neon Tetra
1 Neon Tetra
10 Cherry Shrimp
++ More to be added soon [Cardinals, Blue Rams and Corys to name a few]
Vallis Corkscrew lrg
[Plus some moss ball which i can't remember the name of
After the formal introduction here a pic of some of the setup and how it looked straight after setup. (This whole thing took about 7-10 days and the filter was already mature from another tank holding the fish)
I am really happy with the look, but the plants (about 10-14 days in) aren't looking ike they are doing very well. I have had a lot of the leaves wilt and fall off and i am already getting some Algae on the leaves of the Vallis.
Easy Carbo 3.6ml per day
Profito 2.5ml per day
Lights are on for 12 Hours
25-30% Water change every 6/7 days with AquaSafe added to tap water.
Ammonia 0 Nitrites 0 Nitrates 5/10 Ph 7.2
Is there any obvious reasons why i am not seeing a good settling in period for the plants?
Is this inital deterioration normal and should i start to see it pick up?
What would you recommend i did that may help my setup?