Well, I am not really new to aquariums, just new to the fert. aspect. I have 11 tanks up and running, all freshwater, most planted. I have never tested the water (other than: PH,GH, KH, Ammonia, and Nitrite)
, added ferts, or added any type of chemicals to my tanks.
Now, I have a 10 gallon tank with a 36 Watt compact florescent light, hob filter, Flourite as the substrate, and diy co2. My problem is, I am not getting the growth you all speak of, so I am thinking of diving into the ferts. but I need some guidance. What do I buy, tests, chemicals, ferts? Where do I buy them? Would most be available at my LFS? I have nothing and have no idea where to start.
Right now my tank is a mess, Hair algae covers everything!!
36 watt AH supply retrofit on for 8 hours a day
Whisper Power Filter 20 - with nothing but filter floss in it
50% water change every Sunday
DIY CO2.....changed every Sunday, fed into the filter
CO2- 12ppm Per the chart that puts me in the green
6 Celebes rainbows
Here are a few pics of how bad it looks now, and I cleaned it this morning!!
Someone PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
Let me know what I need to do first, but please, keep it simple, I am not a chemist.....
Thanks for all the help