i used to have an awesome planted tank until the heater blew out and killed everything including my first and favorite fish,which was an angel.
anyway that happened a long time ago probably 8 or 9 months earlier.
a month or so after the tank blew out i got it set up again. a few weeks later after the set up i got alot of vallisneria spiralis (alot), dwarf sags(alot), echinodorus parviflorus(3) and anubias nana( 2-3).
after a lot of trouble i lost 1/2 or so of the val alot of the dwarf sags, and a few leaves of the swords. I made a thread on another forum on 12/31/11.
after a little bit of help i stopped the plants dying(besides the vallisneria)
after some time i lost all the valls. i got 2 watersprite and 2 bunches of moneywort. i am messing around with dosing trying to get everything working. after 4 months of the thread on the other forum i still didnt get the tank working, and nobody was posting
. i gave up on that forum and came here. the tank has very slow growth (besides water sprite) and everything is covered in algae(thread,hair,fuzz).
light:48 watts t5ho
substrate:2.5 bags eco complete
dwarf sags(covered in algae, wont grow)
echinodorus parviflorus(wont grow)
anubias nana(a little bit of algae)
moneywort(wont grow roots, very annoying, cant touch it with out it uprooting, alittle algae, and some other stuff)
watersprite(grows well, alittle bit of algae)
note:the pictures dont show how bad it really looks
full tank shot(after getting moneywort and water sprite)
full tank shot(now)(cut moneywort, but cuttings not growing)
swords(not growing, new leaves super small, i added some root tabs, but still not working)
more pics coming in next post and current dosing schedule (3 dwarf sag pics, 1 moneywort)
ps just noticed the dwarf sags look like they have grown alot probably a 3
week's difference. but it still is covered in algae