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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2015, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Howdy! I just joined this forum and was hoping for guidance and knowledge on how to further my 10 gal tank and what to expect. I just finished planting the tank a few days ago (1/6) which is a conversion from fish only and resin ornaments to fish with live plants. The tank's picture is attached to the post.

Plants: swords (micro and regular), 2 pieces of real wood and a couple species that I bought but forgot the names (hopefully you can ID them for me)
Fish: 4 neon tetra, 1 rainbow shark, 3 red fin tetra, 3 rasbora and 5 ghost shrimp
Lighting: Aqueon modular led 2 strip lighting
Substrate: Gravel only
Supplements: 2 Flourish tabs every 3 months. API CO2 booster everyday. Fish food daily!

An issue I see already is that algae is growing on top of the leaves closer to the top. I thought this was normal. Will this disappear over time?

Your thoughts and comments please!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2015, 11:19 PM
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What type of algae I can't see it from picture , you might want to add some faster growing plants in there for now to take up the extra nutrients so algae won't have anything to feed on even floating plants can do the trick
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Not sure on your questions, but I'd rehome the shark unless you plan on upgrading in the future. They need about 50 gallons.
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The shark is definitely temporary. I thought that micro swords were fast growing. The algae looks like a growth on the leaves. Pic posted.
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Does it rub off easy with your finger ? It may just be diatoms
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