Hello dear hobbyists,
I just started a new 16 l nano almost 6 weeks ago, and planning to have it heavily planted.
I only started with limnophila sessiliflora ,Staurogyne repens, Anubias nana and eleocharis pusilla mini.
This is a picture at 10 days after setting up.
As you can see the Limnophila is strong and growing fast, doubled in size since when i planted it.
Now, at 14 days, i added the final plants(Ludwigia palustris and Rotala Rotundifolia) and red moor wood and also 6 harlequins to start up the nitrogen cycle.
Still vigurous , but at 3 weeks problems start to appear, as in next images:
The ludwigia is growing at a medium rate and turning red, the Rotundifolia is growing fast and adapting and transforming to submerged form. But the easiest of them all , the Limnophila is no longer growing, and turning pale and weak.
I dose Easy life carbo and micro and macro according to their guide regarding litres and plant volume, maybe even slightly lower to prevent algae.
Light is a 11 W 6500k Led fixture.
What could be the cause of this plant stunting it's growth ? Maybe ammonia spike? Don't have the means right now to test the water.