Thanks for the reply. I already bought the yeast and made a batch, so I'm going to see how that goes. As far as algae goes, it can't get much worse then it is now. In that picture, I had just cleaned out all of the algae. Some weeks it grows so thick, the fish have to swim around the mass. I think sometimes the kids feed the fish while I'm at work.
I will try to find some root tabs. The fish store with all that stuff is clear across town. I used fluorite for substrate. I hate to dig it up because it makes such a mess when you disturb it, but if that's whats gotta be done...
I'm putting together parts for a real co2 system. Have a converted o2 regulator from a torch setup and another lower pressure regulator that I can hook up to that. An old 20cu ft tank that needs certified. Everything leads to somthing bigger. If I can achieve some success here, I have authorisat ion from the wife for a bigger tank up to 36" long. Just gotta find a whole used setup at a decent price.
One step at a time. I will change the light timer to come on later in the day.