CO2 and lighting balance
Looks like I'm having trouble to understand the balance between CO2 level and my lighting. I'm not sure if I should add CO2 at all for my set up or not. I have lightly planted tank, 80 gal bowfront, just 2 java fern, 2 amazon swords and 2 moss balls. As a CO2 supplement I'm using Florish Excel, dose: 1.5 cap every day. Lights: 2 T5HO (1 life-glo, 1 super-glo, 54w each) running for 6 hours. Filters: 2 Fluval 305, also used for surface aeration. Water changes: 1/3 of the tank weekly. PH 7.6, 0 ammonia.
Now I started to get some murky water and a bit of on-glass algae, I'm afraid it's because of excess of CO2 and lack of oxygen in my tank.
Could someone please help me with the right balance?
Last edited by dgrinb; 06-07-2011 at 05:13 PM.