BG Algae, Good parameters, looking for fedback
Ok, I will try and make it quick. Looking for where I am going wrong. Bottom line is I have BG algae and some BBA. Grows on plants, walls of tank, etc. The tank is lightly planted and I am pretty sure it is stunting the growth of the plants.
Setup: 25G tall tank, 2 goldfish, 2 SAE, 4 snails, heater set to 71 degrees, Fluvial C4 running zeo-carbon & poly foam pad, circulation pump. LED overhead light is on a timer for 8 hours a day. CO2 is from a paintball tank and has a powered actuator and also is on a timer. It comes on two hours prior to the light and goes off at the same time.
twice a week each: N-4mL P-5mL K-5mL, Iron-3mL and Flourish-3mL. NPK on the same day, Iron on its own day and Flourish on its own day.
Water Parameters ( these are averages as things fluctuate a little):
PH 7.1 - 7.5
PO4 0.0 -.025
KH 7-8 ot 125-143
CO2 7-13. I know this is low and I am working to up the CO2, adjustment is touchey on solenoid
Other: I am not the best about water changes and probably do 30-40% once a month. The poly pad is changed every other week and the carbon monthly.
Question is with the facts above what do I need to alter to reduce the amount of algae and help clear up the water a bit. I know it will never be 100%, but there is I know some things I can do better. Thanks for the advice as I really appreciate the forum and what it does for us newbies!