Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Southern California
How to find the balance between light/co2/fertilizer?
Question is in title... how do I find the balance between lighting, co2, and fertilizer?
I have 2 T5HO bulbs, one brand new and one faded (3 years old) over my 50 gal.
I'm just doing DIY CO2 to mainly lower the pH, since the water from my tap comes out in really high pH. Just 1 bubble/second.
I'm getting hair algae growing again. I did notice a bit after adding the new bulb, but it's still spreading after I added co2. I'm not sure which one made the bigger difference, if at all.
Fertilization is one capful of Flourish every week. Should I decrease or increase this?
Any specific tests/charts I should follow to tell?