First a little background.
New tank set up about a month ago.
2-3 inches eco complete substrate
220 watts pc lighting
pressurized c02 injection w/PH controller
tank was heavily planted on 8-13-04
(Cabomba, Glossostigma, Rotala Magenta, Diandra, Micro Sword,Ludwigia,Baby Tears)
Added fish on 8-26-04
(5 ottos, 2 clown loaches, 1 pleco,2 neons,1 rainbow shark, 1 pictus cat)
The loaches, cat, pleco, and shark came from another smaller temporary tank.
Current tank parameters using aquarium pharmceuticals test kit (red sea kit for p04)
n03-5/ n02-0/ ph 7.0/ kh 17 / gh 15/
amonia 0/ p04 .1 I know my c02 levels are high I will be decreasing the bubble rate today although my fish show no signs of stress.
Tap water parameters
n03-0/ n02-0/ ph 7.6/ kh 16/gh 18/
amonia 0/p04 .1
I do a 35% to 40% water change every 4 days.
Now my question:
My plants all appear to be growing well especially the cabomba and diandra but I have green water.
Not the pea soup green but just a tint of green. It does not appear to be getting worse but not better either. Oh, and my lights are on for 10 hours a day and I have not added anything to the water in the way of ferts yet. Should I? I have some Flourish. Any and all suggestions are appreciated. Sorry for the long post.