Here is a list of my tank specs (I borrow your format). Maybe this will help track down problems and improve the tank. Again, your time is appreciated Frank.
Aquarium: Topless Fluval Edge
Lighting: Archaea 27w Compact Flourescent, 10,000k.
Co2 & Distribution
Presurized CO2 tank.
Archaea Single gauge regulator
Aquasoil, no additive
Fertilizers and Additives:
Week 1: Brighty K, Green Bacter
Week 2 to end of Month 3: Brighty K, Green Brighty Step 1, Green Brighty Special Lights (alternate Day 1 = Step 1, Day 2 = Lights, etc Brighty K everyday)
Aquavitro Propel 1mm every other day
Excel 1/3 cap full every day
Kh adjustment, Aquavitro Carbonate
Gh adjustment, Seachem Equilibrium
5 Kei Stones
Water Change Schedule:
First week = daily water change (50%-80%)
Second week = water change every other day (50%-80%)
Third week = water change every third day (twice) (50%-80%)
Fourth week onwards = once a week water changes, water change as needed due to algae.
Tap water and dechlorized.
Enough that Riccia is pearling. Light pearl on HC.
Average Co2 cartridge lifespan:
none for summer time.
Age of the tank: