well, I had the problem where my tap water was relatively high in nitrates, so I used seachem phosguard that's brought it down to about .25 mg/L of phosphates.
now my parameters are:
ph: 6.6 I think
K (dosing 4ppm every other day)
NO3 5-10 (constant which I assume is a problem because the plants just aren't using nitrates, or I'm so grossly overstocked that my fish produce more than the plants can take in?)
my tank is a 33 gallon with DIY co2 (2 gallon jug, 4 cups sugar, 1/2 tsp yeast) I've been battling algae since the beginning... I have a bunch of wisteria, some hornwort, one apongeton ulvaceus, some cabomba, three small amazon swords, and some hygro leucophilia...
I really don't know what to do, I'm stuck ...
I cut down trace ferts to every other day, but when I add even .5 ml of the stuff, I see an increase in algae at the end of the day.
I know I hijacked a post, but I need help seriously.