Am I really this dumb? Help?
I need help desperately. I have about 1.5 WPG over a 75 gallon right now. Eco Complete is my substrate of choice. I currently do not have CO2 and don't plan on it anytime soon. My swords started off about 10" tall when I got them. They have grown to about 14-16" with turface mvp substrate and light differing from .5 to 3.5 to .5 WPG. They are now settled in the Eco and 1.5 WPG and are looking aweful. They look like they are melting away. You can see the veins that make up the leaves but the green part is going away. Not on all leaves just about 25% so far. I have changed my setup plans from high light to low light and am staying that way. I know I need to look into crypts and java ferns and anubias and other low light plants, but should I just give these to someone who has a higher light setup? Will these swords survive and thrive with the level of lighting I have? I am looking into using maybe some Flourish and Flourish Excel if that would help. I am kind of lost here. This live plant deal can make a smart person feel real dumb sometimes. Please help me feel not so dumb. Thanks, Jim