I just added some Anacharis (about 20 or so stalks) to my 29gal tank..
In this tank I have 7 female bettas (they seem to like their renewed home).
To be honest I was having an algae problem and read that having live plants could help...so I purchased easy to care for anacharis.
Anyway, nonetheless, I am a beginner at planted tanks and my plants are withering
Most bottom/middle leaves are completely brown...the top ones are still bright green (also no visible growth).
I did a 50% water change/added my usual dose of prime and ph neutralizer before adding in the plants.
I do water changes with my tap.
My tank has a carttridge filter with foam/carbon/biomax.
My tank also has a one of those long flourescent light bulbs...Im not sure how strong it is though as it was a gift.
Although to my eye it seems bright enough (I leave it on for 11-12 hours a day in the day time).
My tank also has a heater, I keep it set to 81 degrees fahrenheit.
I have regular non colored gravel.
I have most of the stalks buried and a couple floating..They tend to float to where the filter dispenses (is that okay)?
One day after the water chaneg my water params were:
What am I doing wrong??
Thanks for the help!!