Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northern California
Blah, so I started with two planted tanks about a month ago. Things looked OK (plants were healthy...the scape sucked still). Then I got GW and GDA/GSA. I did a blackout and frankly, got tired of looking at my pea soup tank.
Then I kinda slacked on maintenance for a few days. GW cleared up a bit. Now my plants are dying, my fish are OK, but the tank looks "sickly". There's debris everywhere, and nothing is looking like it's supposed to. I read posts about great growth, fast-growing riccia, and everything! Not happening in my tank!
I'm getting frustrated and I haven't even mastered growing plants well yet. I see all the beautiful tanks on here and can't wait to get mine looking like those, but man, this is frustrating!
What can I do?! Someone help me! I was contemplating just ripping all the plants out and just going with a fish-only tank like I've been used to for years.