For years now I have struggled with my planted tank. I am unsure if it's my lack of attention, technology or knowledge, but nothing grows, everything melts and my tank is algae central.... some varieties of which have been unidentifiable by other forum users (not here I hasten to add
I have a 180 Jewel tank with the standard corner filterpump. I have also added an additional fan to increase the flow around the tank.
Over the years I have tried various substrates (currently using Bonsai soil). I have tried CO2 via a FE, that worked nicely until the regulator broke and injected the whole FE into the tank overnight (luckily no casualties).
I am now, on what I believe to be, my final attempt before moving to Cichlids and rocks (
I have a fair amount of bogwood/driftwood, that my annubis melts on, that could possibly hide some small plant pots, thus I want to try and get plants in the tank, but in plant pots that contain planting tabs.
The general idea is that I use plants that get nutrients mainly from their roots rather than from the water itself, thus requiring no 'feeding/dosing'.
The aim behind this post is to get some suggestions and if possible, tips and how I should manage the suggested plants.
I'm not sure if, at this stage, I should discuss my algae problem?"!?!?!?
ps.. I'm in the UK and London, so my water is liquid rock essentially.
pps. My first post, so please be gentle
Following suggestions from other sites, my lights come on from 1pm to 8pm.