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good morning all,
Thanks for your help in advance
I have a 10 gal medium to heavy planted (Anubs and crypts)
Substrate is dirt (potting soil) with gravel on top
I have DIY co2 (2 bubbles/sec) going into a small powerhead for dispersion.
Using a 15W flourescent tube 12 hrs/day, no probs with algae
Been running like this for about 10 days.
The plants came from the classifieds and they all looked pretty well taken care of. They arrived on Wednesday, so they have only been in for about 4 days.
Params are Ph=6.8; temp 68 degrees F; ammonia = 0, nitrite = 0,
this tank prev was setup with just rocks and two fish, and yes the filter had bacteria in it.
Can you give me some guidance as to why the nitrates went south and the plants do not look healthy at all, crypts have started melting, the leaves on the anubs are curling at the edges.
PS. Sorry I do not have pix but Im sure you guys know what Im talking about