Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pullman, Washington
2 weird issues
First and weirdest issue: None of my fish ever get that big! In particular my SAEs and Bristlenose pleco....I have had both of these fish for a year or so now, and both are maybe 2 inches or so. They get fed every day. high quality flake and algae-wafers, nitrates are usually low, like 5 ppm or so, and they both live in a 46 gallon not over-stocked tank. My only thought is that our water has both high pH (~8) and is very hard as well...the tank they are in gets ferts sometimes and flourish excel
Second issue: my plants in another tank (20L) are growing very strangely. The new leaves are pale and very small compared to the old growth, the stems seem reluctant to put out roots. The tank gets fertilized with macros 2 times a week and micros once a week (flourish) It has DIY CO2 (2 bottles). pH is about 7.4 down from 8.2 out of tap. Lighting is approximately 3.4 WPG.
Any help or thoughts appreciated