Ryan's 20 Gal
So this is my first attempt at putting live plants in an aquarium. I added the plants to an already cycled tank. This is about three weeks after initially planting them. They have melted quiet a bit since I originally planted them, I have been trimming them back to get rid of the translucent parts. I have had some new growth and the new growth looks good, but I think the melting is faster than the new growth, especially on the vals and the foreground plants. I'm also struggling with brown algae. It's growing on my substrate and plant leaves. I think my nitrates might be to low, i need to test and see what its at currently, but what target should i be shooting for? I'm not using any c02 or ferts currently.
Tank: 20 gal high
Light: Finnex planted 24/7, I've been running it at 50% for about 12 hrs a day.
Substrate: eco complete
Livestock: 2 shrimp, 2 glowlight tetras, 1 otocinclus
I'm trying to avoid setting up co2 for now, but other than that what are some changes I can make to help with the algae and make the plants grow better.