02-09-2020, 06:07 AM
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| | Re: New to planted tank help!
The more light you have, the faster the plants grow, providing they have all of the nutrients they need. If they don't have enough of all of the nutrients they don't just grow slower, they are also not growing as healthy plants, and that invites algae to grow on them.
The "stringy things" are aerial roots, which are normal for most stem plants.