Help on 72 Bowfront
I need some adviceÖ I am new to the aquarium hobby since November.
I have 2 aquariums;
1. A 40g breeder @ my office with (2) Oscars and (1) bristlenose. This tank is moderately planted, with a couple Amazon Swords, a couple anubius, a few java ferns and several crypts. No C02, generic LED lighting, aquaclear 50 HOB. Fertilizing with Seachem Flourish
2. A 72g Bowfront Community @ my home; 2 Angels, 8 neons tetras, 9 corys, bristlenose, 1 reticulated hillstream, 2 german blue rams, 2 dwarf petricola, 4 otoís & 4 nerite snails. Plants are 3 large amazon swords, green cabomba, 4 crypt spiralis, 1 anubius, 1 dwarf aquarium lily, 3 dwarf sag, 1 val, scarlet temple, couple tufts of monte carlo. This tank has injected C02 thru a reactor, Eheim Canister, Finnex Planted+ 24/7 HLC Aquarium LED Light. Fertilizing with Aquarium Coop Easy Green & Easy Iron. Originally I was using DIY root tabs with Osmocote and have since switched to Aquarium Coop Easy root tabs. Also have crushed coral in the canister.
Both tanks have gravel substrate
The Oscar tank plants are growing well, very little if any algae, overall easy.
I need suggestions and how to get my 72 back on track.This tank started out with the plants growing well, then they sort of stagnated with the cabomba starting to get stem rot and the fans have an almost what I would call a filling layer of algae making a fan like a solid leaf if that makes sense. This algae is easy to remove if you rub the fan between your fingers, this is on like 25% of the fans. The swords were growing well, sending out runners with baby plants etc. then started forming fuzzy green algae, on some, but not all of the leaves. Not sure of the type of this algae, but it is very difficult to rub off. The lily used to send lily pads daily almost to the surface, hasnít done this in over a month. The leaves off the bulb are all staying lower in the tank and also prone to melting/rotting off.
I also havenít been able to get the plants to pearl which is troubling. I have the Co2 at roughly 4bps and have a good green color on the drop checker.
My current water params are stable with;
PH - 6.8
Ammonia - 0
Nitrites - 0
Nitrates - 10
KH - 6
Any help & advice would be immensely appreciated!