Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fayetteville, AR
I have a 29 gallon temporary holding tank. I plan to set it up for fish eventually, but it has been plant only for several months. I ordered a plant package from a member here, but the fish in my 25 gallon kept uprooting the plants. I didn't want to lose them, so I threw some black sand in the 29 gallon, filled it with water, and then planted the plants in groups.
The tank ran with nothing but lights for several months, but I started getting some kind of stringy green algae. I pulled out as much as I could, cut down the lighting to just a Coralife T5 NO, and added a powerhead that I picked up on clearance. Since then, the algae has been kept under control.
I do an occasional water change and dose some excel every now and then, but that is it.