Need help balancing my tank!
Hey everyone! So I have a planted 20 gallon long, and I've been struggling with algae, nutritional imbalances, and frustration haha. This tank has been going since about January. As you can see in the pictures, my s repens leaf tips are curling and turning brown, and my ludwigia super red struggles to stay red, only new growth has that pretty color, but eventually, I get discoloration and this algae covering the leaves that you can rub off. Some of my christmas moss has small amounts of black beard algae, not a big issue, but clearly another sign of problems. Hair algae as well. Some cladophora algae issues as well. I will list info below, need some guidance here.
-Fluval C3 HOB Filter with purigen instead of carbon.
-Weekly 50% water changes
-EI dosing macro and micro alternating, skip dosing on water change day
-Daily dose of excel
-Finnex planted 24/7+ cc running max brightness 1pm-9pm
-Pressurized Co2 running 11am-7pm
These measurments were taken today, 4 days into the weekly EI dosing schedule, and right after Co2 turns off.
KH- 6 dkH
GH- 161.1 ppm GH/KH
75 degrees F
Light is 12 and a half inches from top of substrate
I use Green Leaf Aquariums EI dosing kit, which includes micro of plantex csm+B, and macros potassium nitrate, mono potassium phosphate, potassium sulfate.
Last edited by kkgtyf; 05-03-2019 at 02:41 AM.
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