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Old 08-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #11 
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I wonder if we can figure out what caused that! May I ask: what lighting do you use? It could be so simple a thing as needing a different bulb (which can be very cheap from department stores). It's also a matter of getting the plants to suit the bulb (or the bulb to suit the plants, whichever way you want to look at it).

I hope any plants you choose thrive for you! I can't wait to see what you come up with.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:37 PM   #12 
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I think it is my bulb. I keep it on almost all day, but some of the plants are still turning a bit brown at the tips of their leaves and arent rooting :(

I got the biggest bulb at the store that covers the length of the tank, but it just ins't doing the trick. Its a uv light too so hmm.

But I put some plant food in the tank and got plants that live better in less light so I hope that will help.

I also should probably get co2.. but I actually don't understand what that does because I have enough fish in my tank to produce a good amount of c02
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:33 PM   #13 
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CO2 isn't the next step. I think you need to read a bit more about the planted aquarium before you venture into CO2. All of my tanks are planted and thriving. I've never used CO2. Read these articles:

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