To much light?
So... I have a 3.7 gal planted betta tank. Java fern, ozelot sword, amazon sword, anubias, hornwart, some type of narrow mini sword (has a grass look to it almost), red root floater and will be removing some java to replace with buce as well as adding some rotala red. The stock light that came with the tank was adequate but I didnt like the look as well as thought it wouldnt put the depth of light into the tank after adding the floaters. I repaced the light with an aquen clip on planted tank light. It came with a par meter and i know im pushing the bounds of being able to control the algea if the plants cant take up the nutrients. I do a nerite as well as 5 or so ramshorns that came with the floaters. I left the ramshorn thinking theyll get enough food from the possible algea but have wafers in case or will just remove them if need be. The lights been on for about a week and i have little visible algea growth but nothing crazy. Has any body had experience with this light on a smaller tank with many issues? I have fluval stratum, also 2 root tabs in the substrate. The red root floaters have flowered and are turning more red by the day and growing like crazy in the last week. Tank has a built in sump which I have modified to fit fluval prefilter ceramic rings, a sponge and then fluval biomax. Water changes weekly to every other week since it was set up the fist week of august. Never had an algea bloom that I couldn't control through minor cleaning, yet 😬. Light is on 10.5 hrs a day. Questions, comments, suggestions, concerns? I haven't had a fish tank in 10 years or so but did my due diligence prior as to not be in over my head, hopefully 😆.
Last edited by HYPHYPIKEY; 10-16-2019 at 06:22 PM.