I just came back from a week long business trip to Asia and my tank has gone WILD!!!
I am just blown away......I knew that I would find a jungle when I came back....but nothing like this. Seriously....Bacopa strands two-three feel long, Red Tiger Lotus leaves teh size of small pancakes, sunset hygro EVERYWHERE.
So...here is where I need help:
1. I was gone a full week...but I am sure my tank grew faster the week I was gone than during a normal week when I dose. Could I be overdosing and thus slowing growth? I am using the low end of Wolfenexxx's chart and Gregg Watson ferts. I also skipped a waterchange so the water in the tank is two weeks old. Too lazy and tired to test my params right now.
2. What is the best way to prune Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis)? The plant had two long stalks that went all the way to the surface. Before I left I found a place where sever branches originated and cut the long stalks there. While I was gone the wisteria didnt get any taller, it simply grew out as the horizontal branches grew out. It doesnt look anywhere near as good now...
3. There is so much jungle now that my Cardinal Tetras are remaining hidden in the brush almost completely out of sight (I originally thought they must have been all dead). Is this normal?
4. I have black algea all over the place. I had a bit in my micro-swords and on my annubais leaves before I left...but it is all over now. Any ideas how to get rid of it?
I am going to reply to this post later with water params and some photos - I took shots before I left so you can see the AMAZING before and after.