Hey all, I bought an aponogeton crispus 2 weeks ago and put it into my 45 gallon. Now, I'm not that great with plants really, and I get by mostly on pure dumb luck, so when I was told that it could grow in my tank I went ahead and bought it. The tank is 45 gallons, 36"Lx12"Wx24"H, and it has an AGA NO twin tube flourescent w/aluminum reflector, 2x25W. I know that isn't much but it is the best I can do right now. I'm growing vals, anubias, crypts, and hygro with no issues. The tank has pool filter sand as substrate- again, I know this isn't ideal, but after all that moving around, combining, and tearing down I did with my tanks that weekend, I was NOT in the mood for a substrate change!
My lighting is low so I do not use CO2
My problem is that the apon just doesn't look all that great. The leaves look transparent, and they aren't really very green. I wouldn't say that the plant looks like it is dying, but it doesn't look as though it is thriving, either. Is there something I can do for it, or do I just not have enough light, period? Or, is it similar to crypts in that it hates being moved, and will recover eventually? Thanks.