Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Fort Atkinson, wi
What am I doing wrong? My tanks is like a microwave, melts everything!!!!
Tank has been up for 2 months now and I've melted so many plants its making me sick and wanting to just give up and shut her down. I put so much money,time, and effort into this that I'm just totally defeated at this point. I've followed everything that I've learned through my research and advice from this forum yet have had no results but from a few stem plants that I don't even want in there. I've probable burned up over 20 plants of blyxa, 10 erio parkeri, vals, HC, downoi, tiawan moss, etc... Nothing has worked, I have some stauro repens in there that hasn't melted but it doesn't look healthy. I've been following the recommended dry dosing ferts from this site for the last few weeks with no improvement. Here's my info:
GLO t5ho 2x24w hanging about a foot above the tank
Regulated CO2 at 3-5bps (Drop Checker is always a nice green when on)
The light runs from 2-10pm and the Co2 runs from 1-9pm
Dose with Micros and Macros every other day and water change 50% on off day
Treat tap water with prime
Filtration is a eheim 2217 running at full blast so there's surface movement as well as current in the tank.
Have fish but don't overfeed or anything and all my levels seem to check out.
I do have a bit of brown algae in the tank but I'm sure that's just new tank stuff as it's my first algae break since setting it up.
If anyones got any advice or knowledge to spit I'd really appreciate it otherwise I'm scared my next post will read. Getting out of the hobby, lots of good stuff for sale!!