During remodel I did everything shy of spraying the tank with H2o2, I will try that
My fish are far too hungry to let the amanos get a piece of food. No Co2
Bottom tray - coarse
2nd tray - fine
3rd tray - matrix media
4th tray - poly fill topped with purigen
prefilter rinsed every wc
visually inspect trays every two weeks. rinse every 3-4 weeks. Change every 6-8 weeks or when degraded
Glass lid equipped. The tank shown at initial outbreak had little floating plants as my fish would eat them before they could reproduce. Since then I grew the floaters in another tank and was transferred enough so they can keep up with the fish appetites . I would say there is aprox 65% coverage of floating plants now
The osmocote has been in there 4ish months and i wouldn't think it would still leach ammonia, could be wrong though. The uprooted dwarf sag and osmo balls are from my last wc on Friday. I was so frustrated from the algae that I was going to pull them and stopped myself halfway. I gravel vac every friday so Im not sure where the extra ammonia is coming from and I wouuld think it would show in at least one of the multiple test that I have run over the weeks. Could be completely wrong on that one too though. I'll gravel vac most of it up next friday and pull it out with tweezers.
The consensus seems that ammonia and co2 seem to be my issue. Was looking at a co2 setup not too long ago but got sidetracked with life.
How does this plan sound?
Gravel vac most osmocote.
H2o2 the affected plants.
Should I dose prime lightly to bind any excess ammonia for say a week?
Drop feedings to once daily or twice every other day.
See where I am at in two weeks and then re-evaluate based on results.
Thank you for your quick responses, I greatly appreciate your help.