Help with 120g lightly planted tank please?
I have a 120g tank (48lx24wx28h), lightly planted with Amazon Sword, Anubias Nana, Java Fern and Blue Stricta. Lighting is 1.4 WPG T5, (1.95 WPG T12). Using 3mm aquarium gravel for substrate.
Water specs as are:
With out DIY CO2.
With DIY CO2.
Nitrate: 7.5 ppm (fish load keep it close, but I dose it if required)
Phosphate: .75 ppm (fish load keep it close, but I dose it if required)
Potasium: (I can't test for it, but I dose it to 20ppm)
I also dose at each water change (twice a week).
10ml Seacham Flourish Iron
10ml Seacham Flourish
And use Seacham Root Tabs at the base of the plants.
After doing battle with green water for the last week or two, I think it's time to ask for some help.
Could some one please suggest a "rough" dosing regiment based on the lighting/water parrameters above?
Also, with the lighting I have, do I actually require the CO2, should I be lowering the ferts, as the suggested levels I've found around the forums seem to be for high light/plant load tanks?
Unfortunatly, adding more light is not an option (I don't have any room left in the hood). Please keep in mind, I'm not after a jungle, just would like to keep the plants alive, and see a little new growth every now and then.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.