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Nano Newbie, HELP!

Hey guys so I started a 10x10x10 cube shrimp tank, I began it has a dry start trying to get monte carlo to carpet which went well. Three weeks ago I flooded the tank and I am starting to have issues. Currently I am battling BGA, it has slowed down but I cannot get rid of it and it is wrapping up the plants and is pretty unsightly. I have been using the Blue green slime remover I got from my LFS and read reviews on amazon. My next issue is that I am starting to get ammonia in the tank which I have never had an issue of, I believe this is because i am having trouble gravel vaccing the tank without taking all half the water in two seconds. I am dosing the tank with Flourish excell, and just Flourish, priming water with Prime. CO2 is around 1drop/sec. All advise is welcomed! This is my first planted aquarium and I know nanos are difficult, just looking to learn! I have no room for a bigger tank.

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2 male guppies - I know this tank may be a little small but they helped the cycle and idk what I plan to do
2 Nerite snails
Want to add Cherry Shrimp

Monte carlo - most of the "carpet" doing really well! no complaints
Dwarf Baby Tears - tried adding after flooding and it just hasnt taken off **Covered in BGA
Dwarf Hair grass- added 3 days ago doing well
Tall grass plant idk what it is, but it blocks filter well
Marimo Moss ball

Corner sponge filter


I started with this one on a mount during dry start

A little below 1drop/sec using a paintball rig

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What sort of substrate are you using? Some types can leech ammonia for a while when new.

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Looks great! Can't believe it's only a 10*10!

I had BGA in a tank awhile back, and it ended up being hard to get rid of. Cut down your light time and just keep ahead of removing it manually. Hopefully it'll go away when the tank cycles.
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Looks amazing!
Can you tell me what plants are in left corner?
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