Hello guys, I got a few question for my tank setup cause to be honest it seems that I don't do things correctly.
2 weeks ago, I had Ich in the tank, treated it with malachite green.
1,5 weeks ago I had Algae bloom cause I left the house for 2 days and forgot to close the lights of the house (to prevent from crime). treated it with 3 days black out and Clear Fast.
now since the past few days, I'm stuck with another algae and I belieive it's call Rhizoclonium here's a picture (this was in the beginning, now it's spreaded everywhere, this thing grow FAST!!!)
First here is my tank setup:
it's a 30 Gallons tank that I have for 2 months now.
fish inside: 6 danio, 6 rasbora, 1 neon, 1 small bottom feeder, 1 small snail, 1 big red eye balloon. 5 shrimp
Light (7-8 hours a day + some minor indirect light comming from ouside): Finnex planted + 30 inchs
CO2: DIY 2L coke bottle and sometimes Flourish Excel (when changing bottle)
Nutrient: Flourish 2 times a week and Flourish Iron when needed
Filter: Aquaclear 70 with foam, Purigen and ceramic beads + Finnex Px360.
Substrate: Flourite Dark
water change: once a week (20-30%) with Prime
GH=8 drops Kh: 5 drops
My question :
1- Is my tank overcrowded?
2- How is my light compare to the top of the line light setup?
3-Should I use pressurized CO2 with this light to prevent Algae?
4- Should I use other additive to help the plants?
5- when people say "It's 8 hours of light a day" does it mean after that it's suppose to be a black out?
6- should I control the pH? if so how the hell do I do that when using CO2? I though that CO2 was making carbolic acid.
can someone explain me how you inject lots of CO2 and be able to keep the pH not too low? I'm not afraid of a few science term, I'm tired of not understanding this whole pH thing in planted tank aquarium.
7- oh and ... how the hell do I get rid of this Algae problem?
yesterday I've inserted Miracle Grow DIY root tabs (4 of them).