This Aqua Soil stuff is either over hyped or i'm doing something wrong
I've never ran into so many problems in one tank intill I started using this substrate, so if someone can help me figure out whats going on before my frustration level rises anymore.
Heres my specs:
15 gal rimless
Aqua Soil Amazonia new mixed with a little old
USA Power compact with dimming fan (1x40w dual daylight PC and 1x36 ADA 8,000k PC bulb)
Presurized aquatek regulator/ glass diffuser
Not dosing yet
First issue, every plant I put in this tank seems to melt.
Theres other plants I dont have pics of that I take out of my other tank that look great full of colors, as soon as I place in this tank leaves start melting??
2nd issue: Green Dust algae like crazy plus some sort fuzzy thread stuff that doesent look like the normal stuff i've seen
The HC starts showing signs of new growth but then the fuzzy ish will come and kill it all off.. Stem plants will grow a little then melt off.
Now I did some research and from what I read Aqua soil has a routine of water changes you need to go thru. Before I started ammonia was high, water changed out every other day now and I'm down to just above zero yet plants still melting. Co2 indicator reads greenish yellow so the only thing I can think of is the lighting is too bright, the 8,000k ada bulb should be swapped out for another dual bulb or the Aqua soil is just overhyped??
You tell me...