I'm at the end of my rope. I have low dreams of a decent looking tank that may seem unattainable.
I have algae that I just can't shake and I'm trying to figure out what it is.
It's a brown algae that coats the leaves of most of my plants (really bad on the amazon swords, sunset hygro and mondo grass) It won't come off easily when I rub the leaves which makes me think it's not diatom. But coats the plants but doesn't get really tall or bushy which makes me think it must not be beard algae. Does anyone have anything like this?
My tank is a 20 gallon high (pH = 6.8-7.0, soft water, temp is at 80 C, Nitrates, nitrites and ammonia are 0)
Lighting is 65 W coralife plant (about 2 months old)
I add flourish 1-2X per week, flourish excel daily
substrate: 40lb flourite
set up: 12/02
Fish: 2 ottos, 2 flying foxes, 1 dwarf gourami, 1 angel fish, 1 unhappy danio I haven't been able to catch yet.
no CO2 added