Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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The tank is a 20H, dosing modified EI (lean kno3 until I figure out my nitrate issue), pressurized co2 at around 30ppm, Finnex planted+ on a 7 hour photoperiod. I dosed according to the Maracyn packaging, one .6g packets per 10 gallons of water.
I'm very new to the hobby and am trying to get all the nuances down. My tank is slightly overstocked, I feed just what they'll eat in about 2-3 minutes a day (besides my bn pleco he gets an algae wafer every other day). I do religious 50% pwc every week, every other week that entails a full gravel vacuum (where I can get to without destroying plants at least) and once a month I rinse out my filter media (lightly in tank water, mostly to get rid of detritus).
The parameters are 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, somewhere in the red area between 40-80ppm nitrates. Sorry, that's how I write it shorthand.
Edit: Felt I should add that it's a new tank, ~5 months old, couple weeks in had the brown diatoms, then they cleared up and this bloomed immediately after