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Why do my aquatic plants seem like they are dying?

I have a 10 gallon tank with a tank warmer (set to 78-80 degrees at all times), and good filtration. I have 4 fish (2 mollies, a tetra, and a platy which I thought would be enough to output the right amount of CO2 for the plants). I recently bought fertilizer tabs for the plants, but they seem like they are dying. Is there anything I should buy to ensure the healthy growth of my live aquarium plants?

Asked By: - 9/24/2011
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Answered By: Ianab - 9/24/2011
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Fish don't provide co2 for plants. You could do the yeast mix for co2 and do a cheap setup that way, but your biggest issue is lighting. I assume you are using a common fluorescent light that came with the tank or that you got for not a lot of money. That is a T8 light fixture. You need a T5 light fixture for plants to... More
Answered By: LisaLu - 9/24/2011
 
Lisa is probably dead on, check the link she posted, it is a very good forum for planted tanks.
Answered By: Colby - 9/24/2011
 
depends on what type of plant it is. some plants require high lighting. low requirement plants are usually anubias, crypts, and java fern. If your plant is other than those, then it probably requires more lighting.
Answered By: I heart beets - 9/24/2011
 
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