General 45gal Low Tech Opinions
Today I'm hoping to get some of the more experienced hobbyists to take a look at my tank/lights/plants/ferts and throw me some general advice or tips.
Namely, I'm trying to figure out if my lighting will allow for certain plants.
Setup: Been running steady for about 6 months
45 gallon 36x18x18
2 Aquaclear 70s
Substrate is Fluval Stratum mixed with some European brand of substrate.
2 36'' Finnex Stingrays
5 Crypt Spiralis
10 Crypt Retrospiralis
10 Crypt Lucens (will be adding aout 5 more)
10 Java Ferns
1 Dwarf Lilly
1 Tiger Lotus
All my plants and livestock are doing well. My c. spiralis recently finished its melting period and my c. Retrospiralis is in the middle of its melting period. The lucens have been doing great. I used to have Hygrophila Angustifolia but it was barely growing.
I dose 5ml Excel every day and 5ml Flourish once a week. Once the retro is done melting I think I'll slowly up the dose to every-other day.
I recently started getting hair algae on the tips of the spiralis and lucens and I'm looking to get a fast growing stem plant that will work with my lighting to compete with the algae and really fill in the corner of my tank. Maybe hygro difformis or guppy grass?
Any input or suggestions on any aspect of my tank would be greatly appreciated!