so i have been keeping a beautiful 75 gallon planted for some time now and in the past few weeks/ months it has almost compleately gone to crap >.<
there is a persistant amount of the BBA or string algea thats mostly grows on the ends and bottoms of the leaves of my plants..
also the Black spot algea is almost exclusivly on the anubis leaves.
its gotten so bad that i am considering just throwing away every plant!! even my ruffle plant iv had for probably a year now
the water sprite i have no sadness about throwing away its pretty messy and ugly sometimes anyway but my anubis!! noooo!! it has about 10-15 leavs all covered in black spots
its so sad..
im assuming the cause of all of this is too much light, too little co2,and probably too many nitrates from my fish ect..
WHAT SHOULD I DO!!
couple more things..
my 75g has a 4x54w t5HO coralife light, a fluval 406 can filter, simple gravel substrate, and no co2 atm >.<
- As soon as i can find the time i plan on changing the substrate out for seachem florite and some eco-complete black...
- also i have a dual gague 2 stage regulator, and a whole post reg assembly.. selonoid, NV, Bubble counter, check valve. the only thing im missing is a apropiately sized difuser for my fluval 406 hose sizes and the part that connects the regulator to the post body assembly..
I do 50% water changes weekly on sandays, i was using seachem iron and comp ferts but iv vut back some since the algea outbreak...
any help/advice on this whole situation would be greatly appreciated.. i dont want to throw away ALL my plants