Slow growth and algae problems!
My plants are just not growing much and algae is a big problem. Not very heavyily planted. I just don't know why that is.
Tank: 18"W X 36"L X 24"H (With glass Lid)
Light: 4 light T5HO (light is suspended about 4 inches above glass lid)
-3 x 10,000 K
-1 x 5500 K
-2 bulbs wired together on two different switches on timers.
-1st light (one 10,000K and one 5500k), which has a redish glow)
*runs for 8 hours
-2nd light (two 10,000K bulbs)
*runs for 4 hours
Large canister filter (2 powerheads for circulation)
Eco complete substrate
CO2 injected (on timer)
*runs for 9 hours
-airstone on at night
-Dose flourish comprehensive as recommended. once a week.
Weekly water changes of about 30%.
Tank is cycled and been running for a long time.
-3 x pearl gourami
-2 x moonlight gourami
-3 glow light tetras
-many nerite snails
Lots of driftwood and large rocks.
Last edited by books421; 11-01-2014 at 05:45 PM.