Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: CT River Valley, CT, USA
Well, things turned sour nearly right away. I did a massive water change last Wednesday, and started dosing with the EI method with product from NiloCG on Thursday. I went with the pre-portioned ferts to avoid making any rookie mistakes, and added pure RO water to the solution. 6 days later, and 3 doses of each macros and micros, and I have an outbreak of some algae I've never encountered before.
My question, is should I continue dosing as recommended, hoping that it's just a transition and the plants will take over? I haven't tested the Nitrates or Phosphates, but will check them after my water change tomorrow.
90G tank (48" x 18" x 24")
Pressurized CO2 @ 25-30ppm
River Sand substrate (this is a very old setup, only converted to a planted tank about 3 years ago. The substrate is well over 8 years old)
Filtration: 2 x Cascade 700
Lighting: 2 x 48" Fluval Fresh & Plant @ 8hr light period
P.S. I know my tank is very unlevel. My area of CT had an issue with bad foundation concrete (class action lawsuit), and the corner of my house has been sinking. I'm moving into my new house in about 2 months, so I'm holding out until then when I can change to my new 125 =). Crossing my fingers the stand doesn't break and sent 90 gallons of water onto the floor.
Last edited by jellopuddinpop; 02-01-2017 at 02:16 AM.
Reason: Damn my tank is unlevel!!