This week's update: First time ever Green Water starting and Co2 hooked up.
After heavily planting the dwarf chain swords, i added one single Root fertilizer tab broken into 5 parts, in the areas below the swords (Growpower 12-8-8 slow release tabs). It looks like the plants are loving it, but i believe that green water is setting in. It began as a white cloudiness, and today is beginning to take on a green tinge.
I have been feeding heavily and the fertilizer could not have helped. That coupled with all new water less than a week ago and there we go, green water.
Now i cleaned the filter thoroughly (not the biomedia sillies), placed in fine mat filtering, and recharged my 2 large sacks or Purigen. I also hooked up the Co2 on 1bubble/sec input to the FX5 intake today, i am hoping that this will help the cycle along.
Lastly, i have a 15 watt HoB Aqua Ultraviolet advantage 2000+ on order, with a pondmaster mag 7 to power it.
This green water algae doesn't stand a chance!
Anyways im off to check the No3 in the tank, make sure levels are not way off.