Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Roseburg, Oregon
Too much lighting???
First I would like to thank all the people that are so dedicated to helping all us newbies. I hope that after a while, I will be able to contribute a little.
I have a Fluval Spec V with an Aqueon Quietflow Submersible Aquarium Utility Pump 600. My lighting consists of an AquaRay Mini 400 Tile LED with 62 PAR at 400mm (330mm above the substrate) with an 80 degree beam angle. My substrate is Carib Sea Eco-Complete, Black. I have a GLA regulator injecting C02 at about 50 bpm while the light is on. I have about five bunches of what I believe to be Crypto Usteriana. My ferts are PPS Pro: macro .5 mil and micro .25 mil daily. I add .5 mil of Excel as well, daily. 50% water change weekly. And one Betta (with no apparent ill-effects due to C02) with two nerite snails.
Now to my question: do you think 12 hours of lighting is too much? My plants are pearling nicely but, I have a continuously mild algae problem. I do plan on carpeting the bottom and adding some other plants but, this is what I have now. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.