basically.. my tank sux. i dunno what else to try.
it is a 75 gallon tank, with a 2026 eheim canister filter. it has 2 110 watt power compact strip lights on it .. (total of 220 watts, or almost 3 watts per gallon)
i recently added a automatic CO2 system .. co2 bottle, milwaukee soleniod and PH meter. it is set for a PH of 7.
i have ordered a few plant packages, and within a month or two almost all the plants are dead. stem plants quickly turn into just sticks, despite using root tabs and putting in some additives once a week (floursh excel). the fish are fine, and i dont have any ick problems or anything. the last package i ordered.. back in july.. was the asian habitat from azgardens.. asian habitat
with exception of the plants that are on the right side, nothing survived out of it.. the crypts, java fern, vals, onions.. etc..
the base is 100% red sea florabase.. was quite expensive when i put it in about 18 months ago. im sure the nutrients in it arnt what they initially where.. but it should still act as a nice substrate.
any ideas of what i should check or what i can do ? i am going to replace the bulbs in the strip lights, for starters.. then maybe change the substrate... not sure what else to try.