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Fluval Edge,Trying To carpet Monte Carlo no growth HELP?

Hi Guys,

Looking for some advice. I'm currently running the below setup and am trying to carpet my tank, so far i've tried HC and Monte Carlo two or three times without success. Any advice or points is appreciated.

Setup:
Tank - Fluval Edge
Substraight - Fluval shrimp stratum

Lighting:
LED COB 30 Watt Light 6000K Custom build (See photos Attached)
Lighting period 7 hrs

Chemicals:
Flourish Excel .5ml daily
Fourish Seachem .5ml Once a week
PH 7.6

Livestock:
Cherry shrimp
Neon Tetras
Ottos

Trying to grow Monte carlo as Wabi-kusa plugs. (See attached pictures) they don't seem to be doing too well have not grown since the 4 weeks they have been planted.
My current thought is that the amountof light i am pumping into the tank i am not using enough Excel could this be right?
any advice is welcome I'm all ears haha
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You need a real co2 system. My monte carlo never really took off until I started using real co2. And it got greener too.
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I disagree. I have a low light tank that has a full carpet of monte carlo. No Co2 whatsoever. I'm not liking how you are planting it. I would try to plant 3-4 stems together in each bunch. Spread it evenly across the area you want to have it in.

Are there other plants doing well in the tank? Is it just the monte carlo or are there other plants struggling?

Heres how I started with mine planted compared to how it is recently.



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I disagree. I have a low light tank that has a full carpet of monte carlo. No Co2 whatsoever. I'm not liking how you are planting it. I would try to plant 3-4 stems together in each bunch. Spread it evenly across the area you want to have it in.

Are there other plants doing well in the tank? Is it just the monte carlo or are there other plants struggling?

Heres how I started with mine planted compared to how it is recently.



Damn tropica I planted mine with 9 big bushes as they said on the package

Nice carpet for no co2 lol

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Yeah I was never able to get my carpet as green and healthy as that without Co2. My lighting is 2x T5HO on a 17.6 gallon, so maybe my light is just too strong for no co2. ....I also need some kind of background to hide that HOB filter heh.
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I disagree. I have a low light tank that has a full carpet of monte carlo. No Co2 whatsoever. I'm not liking how you are planting it. I would try to plant 3-4 stems together in each bunch. Spread it evenly across the area you want to have it in.

Are there other plants doing well in the tank? Is it just the monte carlo or are there other plants struggling?

Heres how I started with mine planted compared to how it is recently.
Nice and good to know can do without co2.

Low light seems its a lot smaller leave size


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