Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Saint Joseph, Illinois
I can't tell if your gravel is too large or if it is just the tank. You may want to switch to something smaller, in a tank that small it looks like boulders. A 50/50 bulb isn't doing you a lot of good. Although you have like 7 WPG in a small tank the rules change. Maybe try those 6500K screw-in CF bulbs everyone is talking about. I don't think 10 watts is above the minimum threshold (read Rex's guide) to grow high light plants like glosso and riccia, and ditto for keeping your rotala reddish. Try to add some Flourish Excel, it will help a lot. Also, do any of the major chains like Petsmart or Petco carry the Oceanfree tank? I don't think my LFS has it. BTW, how are you keeping your riccia tied down?