Short term algae
I'm readying some plants by growing them for a month or two in a 10 gallon before I move them to my main tank. This tank is set up for growth not beauty
Planting them in main tank, wet or dry not and option.
In a short term scenario like this when growth is paramount algae will be present. Not a major deal as all plants will be cleaned before they hit the main tank. But my question is will the extra ferts and lighting I'm throwing on these plants offset any algae damage. I hate seeing the algae on my plants but the effort involved in balancing a short term small tank is counterproductive if even possible.
I see the algae and I know I should turn down the lights but I've got some plants that have melted down to soil but that I feel confidant will come back, turning down the lights and decreasing ferts seems counterproductive.I do not believe I am over fertilizing, I have organic soil with 13-13-13 added and either way the point is moot, the soil is there.
Short term damage from algae or ................?