Hi everyone! Just joined tonight because I need some advice. Here are my basics.
substrate is flourite and play sand
1 large piece of natural driftwood
beginner amazon swords and anacharis
eheim ecco pro
6500k t5 2 light strip
1 light regular strip with plant bulb
flourish once a week
corys, ghost shrimp, bamboo shrimp, neons, a couple guppies and a pair of angels
I dream of a beautiful moss covered aquarium! BUT, I think I have 2 things standing in my way. First, I am unsure about how to choose media for my filter. I know bio, chem and mech but don't know how to narrow it down. I also am finding it hard to find good info on layering the media. My filter has 3 baskets. And, I've heard completely different thoughts on how often to replace each.
Second, and this is making me crazy, is that I have an issue with either a brown fuzzy fungus or algae. I can't seem to get rid of this!!! I almost feel like tearing it down and starting over.
It covers all my plants and decor and can be shaken off, at least the top layer.