Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Central New York, USA
Planted+ 24/7 More Advice
Note: I posted in lighting, then thought it might better go here...
I have an established 60g tank with silica (pool filter) sand substrate. I planted after I got the 48" Planted+ 24/7. In 24/7 mode I am getting a lot of algae as the plants aren't established enough to out compete. In addition to reducing nutrients (water changes, algae scrubbing, and backing off on fert dosing), I'll use a custom light setting for lighting to reduce the midday brightness 24/7 provides. But it's a bit of 'by guess or by gosh'.
Does anyone have a custom setting 'recipe' that might fit the above circumstance???
I'm thinking I need something like:
Push W, then down arrow 2-4 (60% - 80% White)
Red arrow, up 2-4 (20%-40% Red)
Footnote: I love the 24/7 feature, but need to stop the algae before it gets out of hand until the balance occurs and the plants get a chance to dominate over algae.
Tank On, Mike-
60g Marineland Community, Finnex Planted+ 24/7, Silica (pool filter) sand.