tank: 75 gallon glass
lights: JBJ aqua lighting with 4-65 watt bulbs dual strip they are on a 2pm and go off at 10 pm. I have the lights off during the lightest part of the day as i have a bunch of windows in the living room. the tank is on an inside wall with one end exposed to the light comming through the front door. will explain this later under plants.
filter: emperior 400 with out biowheels. they have been removed. also there is 1 power head at the other end of the tank to move water toward the filter.
Plants: there are 10 plants total as the rest have died again from this algea problem. some i will have to look the names of them up. 1 water sprite, 1 java moss wall on end of tank that is exposed to natural light from front door, 1 java fern, 3 marion balls, 1 Balansae, 1 money wart (hanging in there barely), 2 small rocks planted with pelia (also hanging in there) 1 potamongeton gayi, and 1 spiralis. no co2 at this time in tank.
Fertilizer: Seachem Flourish i use 1 capful 2 times a week and the directions say 1 capful treats 60 gallons.
Fish: 1 adult pair of bushy nose plecos and assorted babies, 6 mystry snails power head killes 2 of them, 2 platys both males, 1 otto, 1 chinese alge eater, 1 swordtail female, 4 mollys and 6 guppies and about 10 babies.
substrate: ecocomplete about 2-3 inches thick
paramaters: weekly water changes until baby plecos arrived. need to do one bad but dont know how to keep from sucking the little ones up. but had algea problem before babies. ph 7.8, ammonia 0 ppm, nitrite 0 ppm, kh 200.8 ppm, gh 214.6 ppm. i have always had high ph and waterhardness. nothing has changed there i have natrual spring fed well water not city. temp is 78 degrees.
i hope this helps i also have 2 large pieces of grapevine driftwood in the tank. and i think the algea is blue green algea or BGA but not for sure that is the best i can narrow it down to. and the spot algea i can scrape it off with a razorblade. i hope this helps you in helping me with my algea problem. thanks tina