HC? Dry start
This is my first planted tank. Tank size is 60cmx45cmx45. I think I am trying to grow HC cuba. Please confirm?! I am not really sure because some runners have really big leaves.
Anyways, my journey started 5 weeks ago with the dry start. I followed the info given in this forum. So thanks a lot everyone. First two pics were taken just after planting.
After three weeks of spraying, using small humidifier and 12 hour lighting; I flooded the tank (I wanted to wait more but I was going to a long holiday). Third pic is right after filling with water.
It has been 2 weeks now after flooding. I m using ferts (sera florena), pumping a lot of co2 and keeping the lights (around 80 watt led 6500k) on 8 hours a day. I use canister filter with 4x flow and added another powerhead to have around 11x flow overall. Fourth picture is the most recent one with a little bit of trimming.
Now here are my questions. Please help
1. I have hair algae. How can i get rid of this? I am using fork to get it out but grows back after just one day. Is my light too much?
2. As you can see from the pics, the color of the plant now is not as good as the color
Just after flooding. What should i do to have a better color?
3. Is this plant hc cuba? Last pic is a close up to make it easier to identify.