I am very new to planted tanks and would like a few pointers on my newly set up nano tank. I have attached a few pictures, which I am happy for people to comment on the arrangement or anything you could see etc.
I have had this 3.5 gallon tank set up for about 3 weeks now, which has neon tetras and a few shrimps. Recently I've noticed the plants are dying or rotting away. I only have a LED light which I only leave on for a few hours a day. I was wondering would this be the cause of some of plants to die or is it because the roots aren't properly rooted into the soil?
The other question I would like to know is if the plants are dying would this affect the water param? My tetras and shrimps seems to be ok at the moment.