Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Southern California
High Tech 75g Help
Here is the setup and numbers for everything I could think of pertaining to this subject
Tank size = 75g
gh = 143.2 ppm (8 drops with API test kit)
kh = 7
CO2 = 1 bubble / 1.5 sec
pH = 7.2
nitrate = 15ppm
lighting = 2x 54watt T5 HO
1 x 10k
1 x 5k
photoperiod = 8 hours
Fertz = 15ml/day of aquarium fertilizers micro/macro mix (contains 1 part each of Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Plantex CSM+B.)
Water Changes = 2x 25% week due to my discus
Temp = 82-84 degrees during extremes of day but usually around 83
Canister filter + powerhead + airstone at night
Plants = amazon sword, melon sword, saggitaria, leopard vals, multiple species of crypts, and anubias nana.
SO here is the dilemma..
-I'm not seeing any pearling (except on algae close to the lights lol stupid!)
-not getting fast growth
-I am getting the bright green algae on the glass and hair algae on other plants
I moved from my old place that had extremely soft water to this place with MUCH harder water, things were growing well at the previous place i lived but ever since the move (nov 1st), I've been having a major issue with getting things balanced again.
Please let me know what you would suggest! Thanks again everyone!