Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Forrest Lake, PA
Having a tough time figuring my plants out.
Hi every one, this is my first post here, however I've been reading some of the other conversations for months now. This is a very useful forum. Just to try to clue evry one in on my set up and try to give as much info as possible...., it's a 20 gallon tall (starter kit from pet smart) kept very clean, with 6 fish living in it currently; 3 red minors and 3 clown loaches. The plant line up consists of 2 anubias, 3 brazillian spears, aponogenton and water wisteria.
-I'm care full not to over feed
-I keep the tank nice and clean
-I recently had the water tested, and the only thing my lfs lady found was a slightly high alkali and she said not to worry.
-I changed from the led lighting to a fluorescent bulb from a smaller tank for now, I plant to buy a grow bulb for it. (18" t5 (?) unknown wattage but a heck of allot brighter than what came with it..
-said light is on every day from 3pm to 8pm (the loaches get cranky if I leave it on longer..lol
Now the 'problem': The "slow" growers are out growing the "fast" ones!
They all seem to be healthy plants, and I hope the wisteria takes off to give the loaches a nice hiding spot but it's just...sitting there (4 weeks).
One would think if the aggressive grower isn't doing any thing the slow one shouldn't either rite? This leads me to suspect the lighting...but I'm not sure. what gives?
If there are any details I left out please let me know. Planted tanks seem to have allot more of a learning curve than non planted.
Thanks in advance!