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slow plant growth
A few months ago, I moved my twenty gallon planted fish tank to the
basement. I didn't have time to fuss with getting the DIY CO2 set up
again so I left it until about a month ago.
When I added the CO2 this time, I also doubled the light (from 40W to
86W flourescent/compact fluorescent), thinking that I'd have fun
trimming all my plants every week. Well, they aren't growing. I
figured for sure the stem plants (i.e. Hygro.) would grow like mad, but
I haven't changed anything but the light, and I do water changes every
week, instead of every other. I dose with Flourish and Flourish Iron
with water changes, and the substrate is Fluorite with about an inch of
sand on top.
How do I get my plants to grow. Should I add another dose of
fertilizer mid-week? Or should I just double it with the water
change. A bit of hair algae has developed, but I plan on getting some
Amano shrimp this weekend.
Sherwood Park, AB