I've got a 20 gal. High lit Planted Tank... With DIY CO2..
I have no heater in this tank and temp. fluctuates between 70-76
degrees approx.. Is this ok or do I really need to get a heater ....
( was worried about the varience in temp. on plants- growth, etc.)
The Dosing of Micros- I currently dose Plantex CSM/Boron &
Flourish Iron ( alternate ) .
Plantex- 591 ml. Bottle @ 2 Tbls. Mixed. I apply 3x per wk @ 2mls..
Seachem Iron - 1ml. - 3 x per wk..
Sundays I do a 50% water change ( always). then redose ( N, P, K) and Micros....
My questions- Am I dosing too much of this ( Micros) ????
THe tank has been up and running for around 7 months at least now and I
have never had any major algae outbreaks of any kind..
What I'm starting to see though is My E. Stellata is More Green In color and
branching out at the top ( someone mentioned about an imbalance of ferts)
My Rotala Macrandra is kind of a orange red. and I've heard this is a good
indicator of ( can't remember on this..)
Plants don't look quite as good as they should ( I'm trying to learn more on visual) A couple of days after water change I see algae forming on the glass
and clean off accordingly.. Water should be more clear in general I think..
I also think that accumilation of algae on the glass is not necessarily a bad
thing but Seems rather fast in doing so. (spot type algae)...
PH-6.8 on the average
KH and GH around 4-5
PO4 @ 1.0 at least sometimes higher
KNo3- @ 5-7 on the average
Would really like to get some opinions on this