I have a 29gal that I cannot seem to grow plants in anymore. I've had the tank about 5 years. When I first got it, they grew really good. I know part of it was the water where I lived...in Nebraska, I would dump the tap water(well water) straight in the tank and everything would grow great....I left for college for a few years and it went to well.....
Now I'm in Az and trying to get this tank going again. I am getting very little growth though. To start off, i bought a bunch of plants from AZ Gardens(easy plants). I was fighting green water for a while so I did some blackouts. I finally just broke down and got a uz sterilizer(cheap petsmart piece) and got the tank pretty cleared up. Most of my plants took a pretty big hit from the blackouts, so I bought some Hygro Corymbosa to help out. The only plants that are really even growing decent are 2 out of 3 stalks of hygro I bought. The other plants are kinda scragly. Even the easy plants Hygro polysperma, Water Wisteria, Rotala Indica, aren't growing much.
Notice the curling leaf on the Corymbosa coming in
Wrinkled leaves on alternanthera, and poor growth on Rotala Indica
29gal, 2 55 watt CF 6400/6700, Pressurized Co2/Diy diffusor C02 reaching 30ppm
Today water was Ph 6.8, KH 5, GH 6
Don't know my traces really....tested at the LFS last week and all they said was my Phosphates were high...which makes sense....ie Green Water
I use DI/RO water and do weekly water changes
Fish: 3 Marigold Variatus Platy(added 4 cycling) & some babies, 2 SAE's, 2 Ottos
Plants Hygro Polysperma (Sunset), Hygro Corymbosa, Rotala Indica, Water Wisteria, Dwarf Sag, Didiplis Diandra, Heteranthera Zosterfolia, Alternanthera Red, Crypt Wendtii, Java Fern, Anubias Nana
Plants are growing, but coming in with small leaves....Dwarf sag is spreading but new plants start of looking kinda clear and veiny. Some leaves like on the the H. Corymbosa are coming in with curved edges.
Please help me out....I'm moving soon and need to get these plants healthy.