I started this tank about 6 months ago
making lots of changes along the way. I started in january with pretty basic understanding of how an aquarium works but now i have learnt alot more from people and this website
(its a 15 gallon
I started without any co2, basic filter and low light. Now i have a better filter and also med-high lighting with diy co2 (im only 14 years old).
Recently (1 week or so ago) I have added several plants and i hope for them to grow. These plants are: Eusteralis stellata, ludwigia palustris green, alternanthera cardinalis, cabomba california.
these have started off really well and they are looking great! Also i had plants before which i added about a month ago, these are: Eleocharis acicularis (for a carpet style) and Rotala wallachi.
The hair grass is doing well and creating a nice carpet but (THE BIG BUT) the rotala's leaves below the crown are black! The crown nearest the surface is nice and green but the rest is black! Any help on this????
I do weekly water changes (25%) with parameters of:
I havent got a test kit for water hardness of anything but my co2 levels seem to be around 20-30ppm
with around 1bps. (diy fluctuates alot ey?)
My equiptment list is:
Fluval u2 internal filter.
Powerhead (used for diffusion of co2)
2*20w t4 flourecent tubes 3500k (i know this is bad spectrum but my plants really seem to benifit :/) This makes it 2.8 wpg.
Also i seem to be getting a film on the water surface. Any ideas what this is???
Any changes i need to make? Advice would be much apreiciated
Sorry about the bad pictures