Some foreground plants turning white
To answer your question some of the plants I used came from one of my other running tanks while the other plants were purchased online so I do not know how they were grown. I also failed to mention that I have a light fixture with 2-39 watt T5HO light bulbs suspended some 8" above the top of the tank one is a 5000K pinkish bulb and one 6700K white bulb on for 10 hours a day.
I am a bit confused now because I was previously told that misting was sufficient. I initially misted this tank to the point that I had a number of puddles all over the gravel and when I dug down there was mud so I think the soil is saturated. I am wondering if I added too much gravel and the roots are not reaching the soil? I planted some of these small plants deep enough where they were not that visible so they would be in the soil! Thanks for your input.