I am fairly new to planted tanks and have had mine for about 5 months. Unfortuantely, I have run into a few problems. First off, here is my set-up:
Nova Extreme 108W T5HO (10,000k bulb and Freshwater (pink) bulb) 8 hours a day.
Dosing 5ml of macros and micros per day using PPS-Pro method
5m of Seachem Excel each day
1 large bunch of rotala, 2 Echinodorous swords, 1 medium-large amazon sword, 1 red tiget lotus (8 leaves), 1 medium anubias, Dwarf sag (Many)
Since starting, I have tun into problems will all sorts of algaes, coming and going (bba and hair algae). I have had brown and green algae on the glass ever since starting.
Basically, I was wondering: Should I add more plants? Add some ottos? Both? What kinds of plants would be best for my set-up? How can I find the right balance of nutrients, co2, and lighting?
thank you so much for all the help!