Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: The Dirty South
From the dead... anyone ever get a handle on this stuff. I'm facing this in my tank and it's driving me nuts. I've got an chinese algae eater in there, but he doesn't seem to be interested. It's killing my plants.
I've tried upping my flow and increased surface ripple, upping my CO2, I've got relatively high light output for ~6 hours a day. In the last week I started upping my KNO3 from EI dosing and I don't see much difference. I'm about to bump up my KH2P04 too. My plant growth seems to have started stagnating just out of the blue.
90% of the floor is carpeted plants now and I suck a fair amount of dead material from it when I do my weekly 50% water change.
I'm thinking of adding some Zebra Nerite snails and maybe some shrimp. Don't know much about handling shrimp so I'm a little gun shy on those.