Its been awhile, but I'm finally back in the hobby and back down the rabbit hole of spending entirely too much money on aquariums.
Back in January I set up Nano Iwagumi style low-tech system. Equipment and stocking is as follows:
Fluval Spec V
Finnex Planted Plus Clip on (8 hour/day light period)
I've got an ongoing brown algae problem that doesn't seem to want to go away, I've back the hours of light, feeding every other day, weekly water changes, etc. Not as bad as it used to be, but would have figured the tank would've been cycled for a long enough time to where I'm not having these issues. Two weeks ago, I planted the anubias and monte carlo. Not surprisingly the anubias leaves have started to become coated with BA and the monte carlo, which I bought emersed, is not looking great. Some of the strands have shown new growth and roots shooting down to the substrate, but a lot has just completely melted away. Again, not too surprising, just wanted to get opinions on whether it looks salvageable or not and what I should be doing to get the BA under control. Any input ( I won't get hurt feelings) would be greatly appreciated.
First 4 pics were taken today (before water change and algae cleanup)
5th pic was the day I planted the MC and anubias
last pic is original setup