I recently set up a little tank (actually a two gallon fish bowl) that I want as a low tech tank. I have miracle grow organic as the substrate (mixed with the substrate from the lake which is pretty sandy), covered by aquarium gravel and planted with a couple plants from a lake near my home. I dont have any CO2 setup. But every time I tried putting those plants in, they stay alright for a day or two and then start melting.
Could anyone please help me?
I disinfect my plants by soaking them in 2 gallons water with two table spoons of bleach and then change the water a couple times to rinse off any left over bleach before putting them in the bowl.. What am I doing wrong, or is it something with the way I am disinfecting them, or problem with the substrate...Any and all suggestions, comments welcome.