Finally decided to start a journal for my first planted tank. Ive learned alot along the way and have been battling thread algae (clado?) That was going crazy in my tank. I ended up dosing the tank with a ton of h202 and excel and it seems to have knocked alot of it back.
I dose daily with the full seachem lineup.
Flourish comprehensive : 2 ml
Flourish Excel: 5 - 10 ml
Flourish Iron: 3 ml
Flourish pottasium: 5 ml
Flourish phosphorous: 5 ml
Flourish Nitrogen: 5 ml
Flourish root tabs: 5
Colbalt Aquatics EXT canister filter
Aquatech 20 - 40 HOB filter (currently seeding colbalt)
3 X Sunblaster T5HO 24" 24 watts 6400k - 72 watts total
2 X Phillips 23 watts 6500k - 46 watts total
= 118 watts = 5.9 WPG
TO BE UPDATED
9 X Platy
3 X swordtails
1 X black molly
1 X BN Pleco
2 X SAE (siamese algae eater)
17 X Amano / Yamato Shrimp (never see more than 3 at a time)
Aqua inspiration 5 pound CO2 tank & regulator with solenoid.
Fluval diffuser (inline soon)
Roughly 1.5 to 2 bubbles per second during light cycle.