Time to Get serious with 10G: Need Help
I have a 10 Gal tank that's been going for a few years now. For the most part the fish do ok, I loose a few here and there, but the plants do not seem to do well. I have tried things but it's just not working.
I think the issues are my water quality and not cleaning the tank as much as I should. I have only a few fish: 4 tetra's and a alge eater.
My tank equipment is a Aqua Clear Power filter 30 with two layers of the foam and the bio ball. The light is a 24" coralife with a 10k 36 watt bulb. I have 2" of flaurite base.
My goal is to stop killing things and have a good looking planted tank.
My Water is :
KH 53.7 3 drops..
GH 537.0 30 drops...
For KH and GH I am using 17.9 * number of drops.
From what I read the the PH and Nitrate could be a little lower but it seems like a lot of dosing to get it there. The GH seems to be my biggest concern and I do not know what to do. I am not sure if the Nitrate is ok or not. It is possible to have dead zones in the tank by not moving the water enough.
Thanks in advance