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Hi, I wanted to try if I can succesfully maintain a planted tank and bought this small one.

It has been 2 months now. I kept the lights on 8 hours a day, no CO2. The plants in the left were longer but tops got rotten and were melting so I cut them of, they seem fine now.
2 days ago I changed the lights 3+4 hours a day with 5 hours rest.

There are only bladder snails in there that came as pests. I am mostly on travel and can visit home once a month, so water changes are monthly and can feed the snails only when I am home. They eat algae rest of the time. I give fertilisers (mix +iron) when I am home, after water change, once a month. Also did put egg pieces and cuttlefishbone for fortification.

My problems are;

1) Biggest problem: The leaves of the plants in the right are getting dark and mushy. When I touch them, they fall of! What maybe causing this?

2) my montecarlos arent carpeting but they seem to grow up and their white roots can be seem, they just don't seem well established.

3)I have planted the grass last week and they are getting brown.

4) I have put some duckweed but they are getting pale and half of them die.

Help please!

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Also I keep duckweed in a seperate jar. They are doing fine and their roots are short. But the roots of duckweeds in aquarium got very very long. I don't know if it means anything.
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