Originally Posted by Whiskeyfox
No Algae issues? I have a 20H that's giving me some problems... Yours looks great! What's the red plant you have in there?
No algae issues for me. Atleast not major ones. I did have a green dust algae (GDA) breakout but it went away. I was told/researched that phosphorus can cause it to go away. So i dosed more phosphorus and it went away. I also scrapped the glass and massaged leaves before sucking out water for water changes. It has never came back.
The red plant is alternanthera reineckii var. roseafolia. It's a fairly easy less demanding red plant to grow. A bit slow growing to, so its not to much of a hassle for a beginner. It has came a long way since purchase. I actually just de-rooted it all and did a massive trim on it. Put some cuttings in my new hi-tech 20 to see if I can notice a growth change. It was much more overgrown since I took these pics. My sword is much bigger to lol. I should of took pics before I did the trim.