The whole 9 yards... should I or shouldn't I?
I think this is the third thread I've started in the NPT part of this site... :/ sorry if I'm getting annoying here...I have so many questions! I just really love having these plants in my tank, and the more I get into it the more I really want to keep them thriving and growing. And I can definitely tell that my fish likes having them in there.
So.... I've made several adjustments to the conditions in my tank to favor the plants - 3500K -->6500K light, 12+ --> 10 hrs a day, adding some Seachem Flourish fertilizer. The plants are definitely still growing (still putting out new leaves/stems), but I'm just not satisfied with how they are looking. Not sure if you can tell by the pic, but the new growth is rather pale, and the older leaves are a touch yellowish and spotty. It doesn't seem that the fertilizer has made a great deal of difference.
I was considering getting root tabs and cO2 to put in there, but then again, I figured it wouldn't be an incredible stretch to start the tank over from scratch with soil and all that.
Anyway, I just want what is best for the health of my tank! So, I would very much appreciate some advice--- should I keep things as they are (1 betta, 1 snail, 1 1/2" gravel, 1 moss ball, 2 dwarf sag, 2 cryptocoryne, rotala, fertilizer), just add the cO2 and tabs, OR take the plunge and make a real NPT? I just need a little help from someone of experience with the weighing of pros and cons...
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming...