Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
I have had my 20 gallon up and running for 10+ years. 130 watts of light, EI method fertalization, 50% weekly water changes. I had some issues w/ algae over this past winter. A combination of not enough attention, I had a brief flirtation with a saltwater nano cube, and a heat storm last summer which whch generated a power outage that got the tanks out of balance.
I cured the hair algae problem with a 3 day blackout followed by the addition of many stem plants, spot treatment w/ Excel for the BBA and increasing the dosage of K2SO4. The stem plants, at least some of them, will be removed shortly and donated to our local group's plant swap.