Originally Posted by DeadlyPenguin76
Hi. Fairly new to the hobby (less than a year). We have a planted freshwater tropical tank. The plants are looking very faded and old. I've trimmed them back a bit a month ago and have been feeding them regularly with aquarium plant food. They are mostly stem plants and planted in a large gravel substrate only. Do I trim right back? Do I remove all and start again? There is new growth from some of them so I'm reluctant to pull it all out. I can't add pictures as the shots I take are too large in mb size to upload.
Thanks in advance....
What exactly are u dosing as "plant food" plants should get old and die they should constantly grow. If u have decaying leaves etc then u need to trim them all off and just focus on the new growth. I'd say your missing a vital nutrient if the plants slowly die off.
Substrate shouldn't be the issue, what kind of plants are you growing?