I just redid my 20 gallon tank with flourite substrate. I bought a Red Sea CO2 with venturi, which is definitely helping the plants. Overall, my plants are growing really well, especially for the red rubin, and amazon sword. Also, my anarchis, and money are doing very well. My red temple is starting to respond better, but the plants I am having most trouble with are the dwarf chain tennelus and Ruffle sword.
The lighting I have is a 65 watt coralife lamp 6700k bulb. My water parameters are good. 0 nitrite, 0 ammonia... ph 6.8, and nitrate at about 20. Water temp steady around 78 degrees. Also, I fertilize with nitrogen, potassium, flourish, kent pro plant and kent freshwater, and trace... I usually do a regular dose batch one day of flourish, trace, and nitrogen. Then I fertilize every other day with small amounts of iron, potassium, and nitrogen. I use kent pro plant and kent freshwater on another day around the end of the week.
My question is, Are dwarf chain tennellus and ruffle swords more difficult to grow? The leaves are slowly decaying on the chain tennellus and the ruffle sword is just translucent... the new leaves are coming up translucent as well?
Also, the debris that comes from flourite substrate, meaning the cloudiness.. sediment is on the leaves of a lot of the plants. Will this go away eventually? Or do I need to clean the leaves?
Thanks for all the help, and sorry for such a long post.