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HI, hoping to get some help.
I moved a year ago and since then my plants are severely stunted. I only moved across town and have a second tank where i don't have this issue.
I was using 2 green leaf led strips, pressurized co2, Eco complete substrate and dose micro and macro nutrients.
I am just at my with end as I have also recently added another marineland plant led strip and been doubling my dosing and increased the co2 output.
The plants will bubble and there is some pearling in the tank but still none of the plants grow more than 3 inches.
I have jungle val, swords, apponagetton..... All pretty low demand plants but still no luck. Any help would be super appreciated.
 

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All 3 of the plants you mentioned are heavy root feeders and don't need a lot of light or CO2 to thrive. Is the Eco-complete well used? If so you may not be providing enough root fertilization and may want to dial back the lighting, CO2, and may want to use something like Flourish root tabs or similar product and you should get better results.

JM2C.

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Tankless in Vancouver
 

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Hey, thanks for the speedy reply!

I changed to Eco complete when I moved. So it's only a year old. I have put in some root tabs but only occasionally.
How many root tabs would you suggest i try?
 

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What is your water hardness, specifically GH?
 

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So even with extra dosing and increasing hardness they is new growth but still stunted, badly.
Here are a couple pick of my disaster. The larger sword was added a week or 2 ago and you can clearly see its not doing well
 

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I have a couple of small south American cichlids that take some bites. But doesn't explain the lack of growth overall. Plus they don't eat the jungle Val's and they just don't grow either. d
 
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