New here! Setup a 40 gallon long 2 weeks ago but having some trouble..densely planted tank, val, water sprite, ludwigia, hornwort in background, anubias nana, rotala indica, cardinal plants, dwarf sag in mid-ground, red tiger lotus, dwarf HC, and regular HC in foreground... since we set it up everything has melted out terribly, bad algae bloom, cut back on lighting and added duckweed, nothing appears to be growing...please help.
Pressurized co2 with 5lb tank, 5-6BPS, with bubble ladder diffuser
Drop Checker shows 'blue' not enough co2 in water...any advice?
Quad T5 HO with 6500K bulbs, and 2 CFL 25W bulbs -lights are on 10 hrs/day
Green Machine UV sterilizer*Marineland 400 Bio-wheel
60lbs of EcoComplete substrate
Dosing Flourish Iron, Potassium, and Excel every other day.
Nitrates - 0
Nitrites - 0
Chlorine - 0
GH - 0 (Hard water)
KH - 80 (Moderate)
PH - 7.8 (Alkaline)
Temp - 78F