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I’ve been in fish keeping hobby a few years. New to Planted Tanks

I’ve recorded short iPhone video to YouTube so you can help answer a few newbies questions:

Video: https://youtu.be/fjaVOh0r4iE


More than a few plant leaves are discolored. Not sure why?

I have 20 long tank. I use Eco-complete substrate. Seachem Root Tabs also. Many Plant Leaves appear ok but more than a few don’t.

I’m using 2 LED 5,000k bulbs at 40 watts each. Timer set 4hrs on, 4hr off & 4 hr on. So total 8hrs per day.

DYI CO2 yeast & sugar mix.

API Leaf Zone liquid Ferts used per week dosage.

Had Brown Diatom algae then now some Green Spot or Green Hair Algae on some rocks, glass.

Ive raised lights 6 inches higher, same 8 hr shift.

FIsh stock is 7 small to medium size fish. Once per day feeding flakes.

Anyone’s advice & help would Be greatly appreciated!

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-23-2020, 04:40 AM
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Hi,

I’ve been in fish keeping hobby a few years. New to Planted Tanks

I’ve recorded short iPhone video to YouTube so you can help answer a few newbies questions:

Video: https://youtu.be/fjaVOh0r4iE


More than a few plant leaves are discolored. Not sure why?

I have 20 long tank. I use Eco-complete substrate. Seachem Root Tabs also. Many Plant Leaves appear ok but more than a few don’t.

I’m using 2 LED 5,000k bulbs at 40 watts each. Timer set 4hrs on, 4hr off & 4 hr on. So total 8hrs per day.

DYI CO2 yeast & sugar mix.

API Leaf Zone liquid Ferts used per week dosage.

Had Brown Diatom algae then now some Green Spot or Green Hair Algae on some rocks, glass.

Ive raised lights 6 inches higher, same 8 hr shift.

FIsh stock is 7 small to medium size fish. Once per day feeding flakes.

Anyone’s advice & help would Be greatly appreciated!

Peace out
Hi there, first of all it looks like you have a air stone in there or whatever that is creating the bubbles. This will just make your co2 pointless as too much oxygen is created, so I would take that out. This may also explain why your drop checker is still blue. Then your co2 system, it doesnt really give you the optimum co2 level a pressurized system would, however your plants are easy ones and should do without. About your lighting period, I am not sure why you have a 4 hours pause period, that seems very excessive. People normaly do a 1 hour siesta but there is no proof this benefits the plants. I would perhaps try only one light for a while and see how that goes. If I was those plants I would be extremely confused why the light suddenly stops for only 4 hours then back on again. Those resting periods are important for plants. In my tank for example my stem plants close their upper leaves around 7pm then the lights go off, meaning the plants are done photosynthesising for the day. The more light you have the more co2 and fertilizer you will need or the plants cant keep up and algae will take over, but don't overdue this because you dont have many plants. So i would stick to your fert regime for now but lower the light intensity.
You plant on the right looks like a java fern narrow leave perhaps, those plants when creating new shoots always have a different, light green colour when new growth occurs. Good luck
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