About a month ago, I broke down my 75g planted aquarium and made a few changes to it. I painted the back glass black, put in plexiglass terraces in the bottom and did the entire substrate in flourite.
I had algae in the previous setup, but I thought it was normal and not out of control like right now! I use Tropica Master Grow for my liquid fertilizer. I use a pressured CO2 system to control my PH and 3 watts of lights per gallon. From my understanding, if one nutrient is lacking, then the plants will not grow properly and algae will result from the available nutrients.
Here are the numbers on my setup:
11 hours of light
KH 4(raised with baking soda)it is usually lower
Too many (30-40) diamond tetras, 6 otos & 6 amano shrimp currently
I am trying to observe the plant leaves and stalks to see what they are lacking. But, I am not doing a very good job from the amount and different types of algae in the aquarium.
I need some good help and fast!