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So i have a aquaticlife HO T5 30" for my 20 gallon long running at 6 hours.
I have DIY co2 at 1 bps going into my powerhead getting good distrubution.

Some people are saying that light is to powerful for the depth of the tank but then i see people running my light inconjunction with another light! Running 2bps on there co2.

I have been getting hair algae on my dwarf baby tears and some browning.

I does trace elements 4 times a week and do weekly water changes at 25%
I also does flouish excel everyday, along with API leaf booster once a week.

Should i bump up my co2 and lighting cycle?
 

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So i have a aquaticlife HO T5 30" for my 20 gallon long running at 6 hours.
I have DIY co2 at 1 bps going into my powerhead getting good distrubution.

Some people are saying that light is to powerful for the depth of the tank but then i see people running my light inconjunction with another light! Running 2bps on there co2.

I have been getting hair algae on my dwarf baby tears and some browning.

I does trace elements 4 times a week and do weekly water changes at 25%
I also does flouish excel everyday, along with API leaf booster once a week.

Should i bump up my co2 and lighting cycle?
I am no co2 guru, but I would suggest bumping up your Co2 to the max safe level for your livestock/plant consumption. 40ppm or so. use a drop checker or estimate your PPM with your KH and rested PH.

I'm running a 20 long for 8 hrs a day with a quad t5 Ho 10.5 inches from substrate with more than 12bps (Can't count past 12 bps as it's too fast) and I dose EI. I'm above 70ppm.

This is a plant only tank as I am past the Co2 safe zone for livestock. I have no real algae problems. Some dust algae on glass I clean off bi-weekly.

When I had livestock I had to keep my co2 lower and I had some algae problems, thus my reasoning for suggesting upping your Co2. 1bps isn't much. What is your CO2 PPM?
 
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