How do you guys make your low-tech tanks work? This is my 10 gal with about 30L of water that has been established for around 4 months.
My background and midground plants are ok, but my Staurogyne repens have their leaves slowly turn yellow/brown from their tips and some have their stems detached from their roots? My Lobelia cardinalis are also slowly melting away. The Helanthium tenellum plants have some yellowed leaves.
Alternanthera/Ludwigia (Not sure about this ID)
Lobelia cardinalis Mini
TAP WATER PARAMETERS
pH - 7.2 fresh out of tap, but stabilizes at 7.4-7.6 after gassing out
GH - 3
KH - 2
You can view the chemical constituents here - https://www.pub.gov.sg/.../Singapore_Drinking_Water...
I usually add seachem equilibrium to up my GH as I have a molly and guppies in this tank. The eventual GH will be around 7.
TANK WATER PARAMETERS
pH - 7.4-7.6
KH - 4
GH - 9
Nitrates - 10-20ppm
A cheap 10W LED that is on 8 hours a day
Daily - 0.75ml of excel, 0.2ml of flourish, 0.2ml of potassium
Every two days - 0.1ml of iron