New to Forum, need some help
I posted this a Barr Report, but I also know many people that use this site so I thought I could join here too. More info the better... right?
Hey everyone. Just a quick intro I have 4 tanks, 1 55g planted community tank, 1 10g planted RCS tank, and 2 new 10g tanks that are cycling now and will be planted shrimp tank.
I am having issues with my 55 and would like some input
Lighting: DIY CFL 8 bulb fixture giving me 108W of 5000-5500 using "daylight" bulbs. Bulbs are about 2-3 months old
Ferts: Using aquariumfertilizer.com Macro/Micro mix, dosing about 4ml per day
Root Tabs: I have Seachum Flourish Root tabs in currently - probably will go with a different brand when they need replaced
CO2 - dosing 6ml Metricide 14 with 50% PWC every saturday, dose 20ml on saturday after water change
Have lights on currently for 8hrs per day, 1pm - 9pm and tank get some indirect sun from a window in the room
Plant growth is great, I have the following in the tank - Amazon Sword, C. Red Wendtii, J Fern, Wisteria, Hygrophila Angustifolia, Moneywort, A. Nana, Subwassertang, Sag Chilensis, Gold Lloydiella, Phoenix Moss (moss not doing well)
My issue is that the plants are slowly getting algae build up, I constantly get algae on the glass (have tried leaving it be for 3 weeks and then remove, it only comes back), and also facing black brush algae on much of the driftwood I have in the tank. Without completely re-doing everything is there a way to start reducing the algae and eventually eliminate or reduce it?
Thank you, and I hope to learn a lot from this forum