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New Dirted 15g

Hi all!

Pretty new to the planted tank hobby with this being my 2nd planted tank.

Tank Info:
- 15g, 24x12x12"
- 400L/h HOB
- 24 watt LED
- 100 watt heater
- 2-4" of organic soil topped with 1" of gravel

- Crypt. Wendtii "Tropica"
- Anubias sp.
- Vallisneria
- Hygrophila Difformis
- Eleocharis sp. "Belem"
- Hygrophila Pinnatifida
- Bacopa Caroliniana

As of this posting, the tank has been planted for 22 days.

Day 1:

Day 22:

Overall the plants seems to be doing well, but I have a few concerns.
1. The Hygrophila Pinnatifida has gradually lost its slight red underside from when I first got it. The older leaves are also starting to develop a lot of pin holes which I have read up to signify either a potassium deficiency. New growth seems to not have these holes as of yet. All other plants don't have pin holes. Pics attached.

2. The Vallisneria are spreading quite a few runners but the new plants/ leaves from main plant don't grow to the surface like the old original leaves do. Only about 6 inches max then they stop.

Any thought on anything that can be improved/changed to improve these 2 points?

Thanks for reading my post!
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