First planted tank...some questions:
I set up my first planted tank about 3 weeks ago. Here is the setup:
65w power compact light
AC30 power filter on lowest setting
hagen co2 system
The plants are as follows:
lobelia cardinalis (cardinal plant)
crypt wendtii "tropica"
I only added the anubia and ludwigia today, the rest of the plants have been in there for 3 weeks. I also have 3 platies, 6 neons, and 4 panda cories in there. The lights are on a 12hr cycle, and I have changed 30% of the water every week, adding 1ml of flourish.
Here are my questions. First, everything seems to be growing well. There is new growth on the cardinal plant, the lilly, and the hairgrass. The hairgrass seems to have brown tips, though, and I'm not sure if it means it's dying or if it's brown algae. Is there a way to tell? Second, my lilly has still not rooted; the bulb is easily moved and even though it has sent up a new leaf about every 3 days, one leave has had to be removed and another one looks like it's wilting. What could this be?
Lastly, there is hair algae growing on the glass, but I'm not too worried. I will get 1 or 2 otos once there is enough algae to feed them for a few days. Any suggestions about the plants?