New to planted tanks, please help!
I converted my tank to a planted tank almost a month ago. I have a fluval spec III. I upgraded the tank light to the fluval 13 watt compact and have taken every step to help the plants grow but I seem to be failing in the planted tank endeavor. I chose the Eco-Complete planted substrate because it had some of the best reviews on amazon but I am not so sure about it now.
The dwarf baby tears I originally added didn't make it and had to be removed. The dwarf hair grass has a lot of brown and dead grass in it. The moneywort has some dead leaves and the java moss constantly has brown in it. I dont know what Im doing wrong. I'm doing the water changes weekly, Seachem Flourish once a week and Seachem Flourish Excel daily. The tank light is on at least 9 hours a day. Is there anything else I should be doing or adding to the tank? Any help would be extremely appreciated.