Beginner needing help! First planted tank!
Okay, so first off i am new to the website and the hobby, so i apologize for any mistakes i do make. I have a 24 x 24 x 12 inch 30 gallon aquarium, i have a Marineland LED plant light fixture. I am using flora max as my substrate and i currently have 6 species of cichlids and a few different plants i am trying to grow. Now that i have explained what my tank is like, here is my issue. My plants aren't growing! At least i dont think. Surprisingly my Anubis and my Amazon Sword were the first with anything noticeably wrong, the sword when i added it to the tank had a few brown leaves, i trimmed the really bad ones and the ones with very little i left, and it just got worse. My Anubis seems like its dying the leaves are starting to turn a light brown towards the edges of the leaves, i have them tied to a piece of driftwood one directly under the light and one off in a corner a bit in the shade. Over all none of the plants look like they're doing very well. I am adding Co2 as instructions on bottle is telling me to, same with plant food and flourish. I don't know what I am doing wrong!