Thanks for the reply. Answers to your questions are below. I attached 3 photos as well.
1. I dose 12 pumps, 2x a week, maybe every five days. 1 dose for every 10 gallons - consistent with the directions
2. I have a CO2 tank, with regulator, set at right around 40PSI. One to two air bubbles per second - give or take. I use the NiloCG Atomizer A lot of my bubbles do rise to the surface. At the same time, when I do a water change and move substrate around, I release a fair amount of CO2 trapped in the substrate - so I think it's getting dispersed well. I have it on for one hour before the lights and it shuts off one hour before lights shut off. Lights are on for about 8 1/2 hours so same w CO2. My Co2 checked rarely turns green but my Ph is low and my KH and GH are not that high so I am afraid to run it harder. Maybe i need to position it better? I don't know.
3. Nitrate reading is typically around 40ppm. I dont test for Phosphate but I am guessing i need too.
4. I've had jungle Val stems fail. I've had hygrophilia do real well then suddenly go south and shed a ton of leafs. My ludwiga was doing great then poof it fell apart. I have red swords that are thriving but I have other swords that the leaves are turning white. I have anubias, a few swords and crypts that have done well.
So Confused on why some plants are thriving and others are not. I know something is off - just not sure what. Thanks again for any help.