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I received about a 1/3rd of the amount that you see when I planted and it tripled in about two months. Trim the top and replant. This was being hit with about 50 par (medium light in my opinion) with ei dosing and a 1.2 ph drop from co2 in inert sand with root tabs. So it doesn't need a ton of light but it does need nutrients which it sounds like you are providing and good co2. You have good substrate and it seems like dosing and light are good. How's the co2? How long have the plants been in the tank? Mine took about a week to send up new growth but after that it took off. This was in a 40 breeder for perspective.


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Not a deficiency expert by any means but the spaces between each leaf node seems long and if I'm not mistaken is a sign of lower light (is that just the growth from when you received it?). Could be way off base though. Do you know the rough par that is reaching them? Drooping leaves is also a possible indicator of too little nitrogen. Mine seemed to start sending roots and then slowly started sending up new growth as the old growth slowly started wilting and collecting gsa. Keep in mind gsa and gda are fairly common in ei dosed tanks and will attack the glass, hard scape and older/slower growth.

Do you have the satellite plus pro or the satellite plus? The pro seems to have a lot of light output but couldn't find info for just the satellite plus.


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Yeah mine hugged the substrate too and sent shoots sideways and they were getting prob 45ish par. I wouldn't want to be the one to recommend specific nutrient dosing changes as I don't have enough experience to be confident. Hopefully someone on here can offer some educated help or that you can find the proper resources on the Internet.

Edit: how long has this plant been in your aquarium? Is the drooping growth the old growth from when you first planted the plants? If so it's normal. Are you getting any new growth? And if so what does it look like?


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Well if the old leaves are all that are drooping then you don't have a problem. Only the new growth will be using your tanks current conditions. Once this plant settles it goes crazy if you give it room to do so.


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