The plants were all planted in my tank on 11/22, about 1 week after I first started the tank. I had planted some stem plants a week earlier (cutoffs I had gotten through an aquabid auction).
The tank has ADA New Amazonia Aquasoil, ADA Power sand, ADA Tourmaline BC, and ADA Mekong Sand as substrate.
I have a in substrate auxiliary heater (not sure if that makes a difference).
I use CO2, keeping the drop checker at a light green. On a 6am, off at 6pm.
I have been dosing fertilizer daily using the PPS-Pro system (daily at 6am). Weekly 50% water changes.
Light is a 48" Build My LED with 6300K (should be ~60 PAR at substrate level). On a 7am - off at noon, on at 3pm - off at 8pm.
Most plants are doing really well, so well in fact that I already had to cut them back dramatically (doubled in size in 1 week). Yet some others are struggling.
Helanthium bolivianum ''quadricostatus''
Leaves are translucent. The foreground plant I have cut back. It seems that all new leaves are looking healthy, but the old leaves wither away. What causes this?
Initially it looked great, then after a few days it lost its red color. At some point it came back, but then the leaves started to melt.
I got this only 3 days ago. It didn't look great when I put it in, but now it looks worse. Any suggestions?
Also, as you can see on the same photo I have algae growing on my driftwood. Not sure what algae that is, but this only started to grow in the last 7 days. I'm trying to reduce my light period right now to get this under control.
Any help appreciated.