Currently my 44gal tank is cycling (fishless).
Dosed Ammonia 4ppm on Monday. After 48 hrs here are the water params:
Ammonia : less than 0.25ppm
Nitrite : 5ppm or more
Nitrate : 40ppm or more
Low light - 6500K , 2x28W T5 Flourescent tubes
substrate : jbl manado + seachem root tabs
flourish excel dosing once every 2 days.
I added plants 10 days back. here is the list:
HYGROPHILA POLYSPERMA “GREEN” (i think that is is large leaves type)
ROTALA ROTUNDIFOLIA “GREEN”
ROTALA ROTUNDIFOLIA “RED”
SAGITTARIA SP. (NARROW LEAF)
all plants seems to be growing new leaves.
Today, i noticed that there is a sudden change in the health of HYDROCOTYLE LEUCOCEPHALA. Pls refer to the pictures:
The leaves appeared okay 24 hrs back.
Can anyone let me know what could be the cause of this? Is it due to high nitrite/nitrate or some nutrient deficiency? Or probably, is it normal for newly planted HYDROCOTYLE to melt after a week and then grow normally afterwards?
Please help !
Also, the bottom portion of ROTALA ROTUNDIFOLIA is melting right from the 3rd day of planting. probably unfit for low light tank?