Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern New Jersey
First Post, Many Questions!
Okay, so I have a 40 gallon breeder tank. For substrate, I'm using playsand, I'm using a T5HO light fixture with two bulbs (one daylight, one plant growth bulb), a fluval 306 canister filter (extra bio-max media added), a UV sterilizer (I have had problems with green water, my tap water is high in phosphates and I have high ish lighting so...), and a guarded fluval heater.
As far as plants, I have...
-Several large stems of giant hygro
-2 bunches of anacharis
-2 helferi swords
-1 large jungle val
-1 large java fern (starting to make baby plants)
-glosostygma (spread out)
-baby tears (spread out)
-1 red wendtii
-1 anubias nana
I have several small and mid size pieces of driftwood as well. As far as fish, I have 2 electric yellow labs, 1 snowball pleco, and 3 otoclinus catfish.
Now that that's out of the way, I need to know why there is STILL some decent amounts of brown algae growing on the walls and some leaves of plants in the tank. I want to add more fish, but I want to make sure that they're all planted-tank safe.
So i need advice on the algae, advice on stocking, and I would also like to add more plants. I do not want to use a CO2 system, but I dose every two weeks with flourish comprehensive and once every other day with flourish excel. Any help would be appreciated, thanks! =]