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Hey everyone ! So as so of you may know, I posted a thread about a week and a half ago on my new 29 g tank . Well In the span of that time my plants don't seem to be doing so well . My lighting is 3 23watt 6500k cfl bulbs with reflectors and the substrate is ada powder Amazonia. It's dsm , but for the past couple of days I've been removing a portion of the seran wrap to see if more co2 would help. Although lately I've covered it completely because my humidity was dropping below 70.The plants are Monte Carlo althenantera reneckii mini, and eleocharis sp mini, all tissue culture. The lights stay on between 12 and 12 everyday and are about 6 in from the substrate. I mist about 3 times a day or more with seachem flourish and excel. I really hope someone can diagnose my problem before it's too late!

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Update: plants are starting to worsen. I've added a bit more water and the humidity is up. I checked a par chart which says I have high light. I'm dosing lots of ferts... hoping someone can chime in soon
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Update: plants are starting to worsen. I've added a bit more water and the humidity is up. I checked a par chart which says I have high light. I'm dosing lots of ferts... hoping someone can chime in soon
Wait, if I read that correct, your lights are on for 12 hours?
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That's correct!

Should I reduce my light period ?

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Should I reduce my light period ?
Definetly should down to 8/8 and a half max

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Thank you! I'll try that and see how it goes
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