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Poor Plant Growth

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Lorraine, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. Lorraine

    Lorraine New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    My name is lorraine nice to meet you all
    I have a 200litre freshwater tank. It’s been setup 18 months, fully cycled.
    I run a JBL E1901 canister filter
    A 9watt uv steriliser.
    I have 22 fish, community sorts.
    I have some plants easy growers
    I dose liquid carbon each day as on the bottle. I use root tabs because it was not initially going to be a planted tank so I have gravel substrate (not ideal)
    I dose easylife pro as on bottle.
    My lights are Led 30 watt
    I bought a Co2 nano kit to give the gas a go.
    Here’s the deal we live in an area where we have bad power outages and I don’t want to go into too much detail but timed Co2 with a solenoid is not an option for me.
    I just want to be able to grow some plants without Co2 injection.
    Sorry if it’s the most confusing post ever but I’m just at a loss now. I keep getting greenspot algae on the leaves and glass, the lights are on from 4 to 11 and I get a weird purple brown algae on the leaves also
    Any help would be greatly appreciated, before I give up really.
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  2. Aku sakana

    Aku sakana New Member

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    Not an expert. .... but will try
    The plants you have don't need co2 or liquid fertilizer
    Do a 50% water change
    Stop adding fertilizer and don't use co2
    Cut your lights back to 7 hours a day.
    Wait a few weeks doing nothing but water changes.
    Lots of plants will grow fine with root tabs and when your tank really starts to fill out then add 1/4 fertilizer .
    Add hygrophila, pogostemon, ludwigia, comboda , wisteria and a red dwarf echinodorus/red lotus.
    If you can't see the back of your tank, maybe add co2 then .
    Good luck, have fun


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