Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: S.W Canadian Shield
New To The Forum - How am I doing so far?
Hey, new to the forum and looking to expand my knowledge in keeping a planted and stocked tank.
Here are my tank specs:
Running CO2 (manufactured version, similar to DIY types - yeast/sugar)
Coralife 65 Watt - Colormax/6700k 10 hour total
Single strip 18 Watt Lifeglow. 12 hour total
Fertilizer every 4 days and just started adding Excel daily.
Plants range and I don't know all the names...
Java Fern, Wisteria, Anubias, a few others.
I've got 1 Gold Gourami, 5 rummy nose, 4 black skirts, and 1 yellow spot pleco (small variety).
I'm currently in a battle (nearly winning) with Cyanobacteria.
I have a few questions.
Should I add a powerhead in this tank to help increase water flow?
What sort of basis should I use for my fertilizers/Co2?
Would you recommend removing the glass top and hanging the lights?
I do 2 - 3 10% water changes weekly currently (fighting the algae)
Tips - Tricks - Thoughts!!?