Hello, I'm very new to this aquascape hobby and this is my first at day 2
Specs are as follow:
Tank size : 75x38x46cm = 130L = 35 gallons
Lighting : T8 18w Sylvannia Daylight x3 dan Sylvannia Aquastar x1 = total = 72w
Filtration : JBL CristalProfi e900 (Canister Filter)
Flora : Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba'', Cryptocoryne wendtii ''green'', Myriophyllum mezianum, Pogostemon helferi, Bacopa caroliniana, Egeria densa, Mayaca fluviatilis, Rotala rotundifolia
Fauna : ---
Substrate : ADA Aquasoil Amazonia II, ADA Aquasoil Amazonia II (powder), JBL Aquabasis plus dan Sera Floredepot, Pre-treated Driftwood
Additional info : 4 DC fan, temp 27-28C, Pressurized CO2 with 3 seconds per bubble, Lighting on for 6 hours (initial), haven't use any fertilizers yet.
Few parameter water test incl :
pH = 5.9
gH = 3 dgH
kH = 1-2 dkH
Ammonia (NH4 NH3) = 10 mg/l
Nitrite (NO2) = 0.0 mg/l
Phosphate (PO4) = 0.1 mg/l
Iron (Fe) = 0.1 mg/l
My questions are :
1. I got so surprised that my ammonia level is so high. I've tested my source of water and it was 0 but why when I've filled up to my tank and it went so high? Is it related to the bacteria from my filter ( I added JBL Filter Start, bacteria filter at the beginning).
2. I've turned off my CO2 cause from the reading of JBL CO2 Permanent Test has yellow color (means too much CO2 in my water right?) but how come? Where does all the CO2 coming from?
I like all the input you can provide regarding my first scape about the layout, plant choosing etc. Thank you very much in advance.