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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-22-2019, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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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!!
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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.

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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.
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