Failing on Planted Tank
Not sure why this time round I am failing on the aquatic plant tank front. Several years ago, I was growing everything and anything. Now I have worked my way through the easiest plants list and nothing thrives.
Have a 55g with sand substrate. Freshwater with 9 hours light per day via Aquasky lighting.
Dose ferts once a week as per instructions.
Ferts sticks in substrate near base of root plants.
Dose CO2 daily (or every other day if miss occasional)
Weekly water changes done.
Bubbler for extra oxygen/movement and canister filtration.
Plants that will definitely not grow: grasses, amazon swords, bacopus, dwarf hairgrass, HYGROPHILA
Things hanging in there but holes, melting, etc: Barteri, bacopa, CRYPTOCORYNE BECKETTII, crypts, ECHINODORUS various
Sort of hanging in there: POGOSTEMON HELFERI
Currently carpet algae crawling over it but doing the best ok: Giant Anubias (has had flowers)
I can't keep topping up the plants dying out every other month, need to fix or get some plants that will thrive. Any help for a lost soul appreciated.