Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SomewhereIn, TX
Plants Sad, but Determined
I have a 20 gallon tank that I have put various live plants in over time. However, apart from Anubias and Hygrophilia, none of the others have lasted.
[I had some successful tall thin grass growing once, but the loaches kept digging them up until i just gave up on them.]
The thing about the Anubias is that I put it in the tank a nice big healthy plant, over the next few days the leaves turn yellow and start to fall off, then I have these micro growth buds that would indicate the plant is trying to grow, but the never develop. Sort of like they're stunted or something.
I started treating the water with FloraPride (Iron, Potassium) and that seems to have stopped the yellowing problem. Also, I put liquid CO2 in the tank from time to time (but I have a wave maker in the tank which I've been told sort of blends out the CO2).
So what am I missing to get these plants flourishing and bubbling out oxygen for my fishes?