Help!! Monte Carlo plant extremely slow growth - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-22-2019, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 2
Help!! Monte Carlo plant extremely slow growth

Hi All, I’m new to this planted tank thingy. I have planted these Monte Carlo close to 2 months already and it seem very little to no growth at all? I have the plastic tub sitting by the window sill so it’s getting some natural light almost everyday. I dunno why is this happening? I’m using ada aqua soil. Also I’m not too sure if this is Monte Carlo plant or some terrestrial plants (bought at local lfs near my place)... thanks in advance!!
Eugene Tok is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-22-2019, 04:59 AM Thread Starter
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 2
Click image for larger version

Name:	B7FA2B10-00A8-42F8-8CED-6FAFD041BA4F_1561175719335.jpg
Views:	21
Size:	273.0 KB
ID:	883109- was taken this morning

Click image for larger version

Name:	CC0C2AA1-3101-47B0-9D72-A77760A5A5DC_1561175836319.jpg
Views:	21
Size:	273.0 KB
ID:	883111[- was taken 1.8 months ago when I first bought it from a local lfs near my place thanks!
Eugene Tok is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 07:38 AM
Wannabe Guru
Francis Xavier's Avatar
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 1,831
It looks like you may have too much water for the dry start - drain some out with airline tubing. You basically just want the soil to be moist but not submerged like it looks like in that photo.

Maybe someone whose a little more of a dry start aficionado can comment (I personally don't prefer them), but it appears like your plants are melting back (which is normal).

Alternatively plant it in a wet aquarium with co2 etc going already (if you have it) and it should start to bounce back.

Frank Wazeter
Aquascaper for life.
Francis Xavier is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 08:04 AM
Planted Tank Guru
Couesfanatic's Avatar
PTrader: (45/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: AZ
Posts: 2,262
He's right, too much water in the top pic. Use a turkey baster or syringe to pull some of that out. You want the water level at or below the substrate level. No standing water. I'm not sure you are getting enough light from ambient light from the window.

You should be fine with the ADA Aquasoil, that's what I use. That looks like Monte Carlo but its tough to tell with those pics.
Couesfanatic is offline  


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome