I am new to this hobby and have attempted my first planted tank with some community fish. Tank has been running for approximately 4 months (October 25 2013) and below are pictures of what it looks like today. There must be something I am not doing right and hoping you kind folks on this forum can give me some insight.
Co2 Injection / Aquatek Mini Regulator / Timer runs 930am - 930pm
AquaClear 70 HOB Filter / Foam Insert / API Bio Chem Zorb / 2 Bags BioMax
1 T8 18'' Full Spectrum Bulb / Timer runs 930am - 930pm
Finnex Ray2 Dual7k LED Combo / Timer runs 1230pm - 730pm
2x12lb Bags FloraMax Midnight Substrate
Flourish (1-2 doses per week / half cap full)
Flourish Excel (every other day / half cap full)
Flourish Tabs (only used 2 tabs so far)
4 Rummy-nose tetra
5 Neon tetra
1 Bristlenose Pleco (awesome)
2 Julii Cory
2 Gold Ram
1 Betta / Crown Tail
Water is tested every other day using API Freshwater Master Kit. Currently I am changing roughly 4 gallons of water every 3-5 days using RO/DI water purchased from LFS.
3/1/14 Water Test (water change 2 days ago)
PH: 7.0 (gradually dips to around 6.6-6.8 when Co2 and lights are on)
Hopefully I have provided enough information for a good start.