My tank has been running for 6 weeks now. I'm pretty happy with how things are going so far, have a little bit of algae happening and I'm wondering if it's just how young the tank is or if I am doing something wrong.
55 gallon, Fluval 306 for filtration
Pressurized CO2 setup from GreenLeafAquariums, drop checker green
BUILDMYLED Freshwater Planted 10,000K light
Eleocharis Acicularis: is looking great and spreading, nice bright green (far right)
Proserpinaca palustris: exploding with growth, have noticed some brown bits, seems to be in the middle (not the top, and not the bottom) of the plant. This plant looks amazing when it's pearling! It isn't red at all though, and I think it is supposed to be. Maybe because it is still young? Or am I missing a nutrient for it?
Staurogyne repens: (in the middle with the rocks) Growing slowly, most of the leaves definitely have some brown spots of algae on them :/ Otherwise healthy looking
Utricularia graminifolia: (front left) this plant is looking the worst. I has that brown tinge all over it, was such a bitch to plant (tons of stems everywhere in my tank) and doesn't really seem to be rooting into my ADA aquasoil very well... so far it looks like balls of brown/green hair that are about to float away. Hasn't spread at all.
On my glass I had some green and brown algae. I limited the light time to only 5 hrs per day (thinking of increasing it bit by bit now) but this tank does get some light from a window.
Not knowing anything about fertilizing, I purchased the fert kit from GreenLeafAquariums and have been following that regime for a couple of weeks. I think this is called EI dosing? I do about 5ml each day, and I try to do it right before the lights come on.
I have "fossilized" wood for my hardscape. This has some brown hair algae on it... doesn't seem to be increasing.
Inhabitants are 2 female GBR and 31 glow light tetras. I am hoping to add some ottos and cardinal tetras soon.
Any advice would be appreciated!
Bump: More pictures... hopefully they show the issues I'm having. In order stated above.