This is my tank set-up...
Planted only tank - although want to add fish once the tank is established...
90 litre tank, thermostat set to 26C, TMC Aquabar 500 freshwater LED light in addition to original light that came with the hood, JBL brand injected CO2 via inline UP atomiser, TetraTex 600 external filter - activated carbon removed, 10 litres of Colombo Flora-Base, EI dosing.
Schedule: CO2 started one hour before lights are on, off one hour before lights off. Lights switched on for 8.5 hours a day. CO2 has been adjusted so that the drop checked is pale green after 1 hour of CO2 injection
I have had this set-up close to 3 weeks now. The problem I have is that every day I am picking out dropped leaves from the tank. One green leaved species of plant in particular have had its leaves dissolve over the last 4 days with only the top leaves remaining.
In addition, there are a lot of leaves that are curling and look like they are starting to crinkle. Some leaves have already showed this characteristic before falling off the plant.
What I am doing wrong? It's really starting to annoy me now! So many plants are just stems and a few small leaves. When the plants arrived they were all lush and bright with full leaves. Purchased from AquaEssentials
These are the same plants as they arrived in the post from a UK seller 3 weeks ago. Notice how all the lovely leaves have disappeared over the last three weeks.
When these plants first arrived I only had a ceramic co2 diffuser which was inside the tank and placed under the spray bar. I could not get the spot checker green so I purchased an inline atomiser.
Last edited by Darkblade48; 02-03-2014 at 01:17 AM.
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