Firstly i hope that im posting this in the correct forum.
Ive been keeping tropical fish off and on for a few years now and recently decided to setup my first real planted tank
ive been having a hard time maintaining healthy looking plants and im not quite sure what im doing wrong. so im here for assistance
my tank setup is as follows
its a 4 foot 184 litre tank or 48 gallon
i picked up this led light on ebay for cheap i hope its not blatantly incorrect lol these are its specs i copied off the ad
Dimension 3' 11.24" x .74" x .6 inces
Shell material Al+C
Input voltage 84~265vAC
Device Cree XPG/XPE
Device Qty 32pcs
Device color Blue and white
Wavelength 455nm royal blue
Temperature less than 35
washed play sand
DIY co2 going into eheim inlet
airstones heater etc
im using some plant fert tablets i got from a lfs that supposedly last up to a couple months making sure to place them away from the root systems
anyway theres a fair few leaves on my plants that have algae on them thats not really my main concern its more the burnt brown look and curling of a majority of them as seen in some of the pics.
could my light be too powerful for the depth of the tank?
my water parameters are as follows
the hardness is quite high as i dont have an R/O unit and my tap water is pretty hard
the kH is 161.1 and the gH test takes more than 11 drops to change to green.
this doesnt seem to bother my fishes though as i have a happy jack dempsey, a red jewel an angel and 2 bristlenoses that have been fine for about 8 months.
anyway here are some pics of the issues i mentioned and one of my tank