| | Trouble with Plants!
Hello, i have been keeping 2 axolotls with 4 fancy goldfish in a 3 foot tank for one year. They are all growing well and healthy so please dont comment on not having enough room for goldfish and the likes.
I came here for help with plants because the 'strictly aquariums' shop kept telling me to buy all these different plant foods/medicines.
Whenever i buy a nice cold-water plant, it is nice and bright green or red, but after a few weeks in my tank, it turns into a duller green or darker brown. I do not understand why, i clean the water every week, scrub the brown algae off the glass and keep the aquarium light on for 6 hours. I have a feeling it is the brown algae which is killing the plants, but i do not know how to stop that either. I just rlly want to have a nice planted tank for my axolotyl and goldfish to hide and swim in.
P.S I do not know the names of the plants, but i got a variety. All of them eventually get covered in this hair like algae and wither away. Even if i give plant food every time i do Water changes. PLEASE HELP