I have my Planted Tank set up since Jan. 2011 with only 1 10k daylight T5 24w on the Oddysea. I have little to no algae. Just recently, I bought a 20lb co2 tank off craiglist.
I set up the co2 and have my tank pressurized on Aug. 31, 2011. Since then, I have been dealing with aglae.
Algae looks like tiny moss ball. Below are some picture of it. I'm not sure of what kind of algae is it and how to get rid of it
Additional, it seems like they only bloom on the substrate and a few on the wood.
20 Gallon Long ( L30xD12xW12)
Cascade 170 Internal Filter
38 watt total, 24w 10k daylight T5 Oddysea and 14w t5 Coralife
20lb co2 tank( with regulator, bubble counter, check valve, Glass co2 diffuser)
1-2 bubble per second
Dose Flourish 1-2 times per week
Substrate = Activ Flora and Flourite Black sand from Seachem
7 white cloud mountain minnows
1 cory cat
1 sunset platy
NO3 = 0
NO2 = 0
PH = 6
KH = 180
GH = 60/120
If someone can help me. Thank you very much and for your time.
Edit: (09-17-11) I just added 4 yellow shrimp and 3 crystal shrimp to the tank.
I also added some more plants that i got from a cousin of mine.
Edit: (09-18-11) I just added Hydor power head that rated for 300gph. However, I set it to low since it seems to blow everything away.
Below are some picture: