11-28-2006, 05:38 PM
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Your temp & PH are good, how many watts is your light fixture putting out ?
Plants need some basic things for good growth, Light, nutrients & C02 if you have just plain gravel you may want to add some laterite or flourite to it so that the plants are able to take up nutrients more easily. depending on how far you want to go you might think about a different substrate altogether there are many many options when it comes to substrates (gravel) look in the "science of substrates" forum on this site for some good ideas.
You may want to read a book or two before you start spending money on equipment (you can easily spend a lot of money on planted tanks but you don't have to, there are many ways to keep planted aquariums) The ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AQUARIUM PLANTS by Peter Hiscock is a great starter book, check your library they may have it. If not sometimes the cost of a book can save you lots of money down the line.