Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Portland Orygun
Take a few minutes and read my Guide. You are missing nutrients.
1. Looks good.
2. Better to start off with LOTS of plants.
3. Not sure what you mean about hard to keep clean.
4. They are not bad or good for planted tanks. But they do make it a bit harder to keep decent CO2 levels.
5. No comment.