So I am running a 55 tank with a medium-heavy planted tank. It has mgocps capped with pool filter sand. It also has Osmocoat root tabs in it. I am dosing Micro, Macro and Iron, I am running a CO2 setup. It is 20LB tank dual stage, electronic solenoid with bubble counter. I run it through a Aquamedic 1000 CO2 reactor. I have it turn on 30 min before lights and run until 30 min after lights. I am doing about 3BPS, my lighting is about 3.9 watts per gallon (I know PAR is better but do not know how to check that). I am running a 48" odyessa T5HO 4 bank light with reflector. Using 54watt 6500K grow bulbs in 2 and 2 10000K bulbs in the other 2. I keep getting algae in my moss I have on a piece of drift wood. I am getting good growth on plants, well most (Will take a pic so you better know) but cannot keep the algae at bay. I am running a SUNSUN404 & a Eheim 2229 with the breather plug so it just acts as a normal filter. I run Fine Corse filter floss at the bottom, followed by BIO Rings, then MatriX media mixed with Eheim media then to Purigen, to fine filter floss and BIO Balls. I do this in both filters. I have the spray bars pointing at each other at each end of the tank. I seem to get good flow, but what would go flow be considered??? I have a drop checker I am going to put in the tank tonight. I do weekly water changes 25 Gallons.
Fish are as listed:
3 pairs GBRS (Will be getting rid of one set they bicker to much having 3.
3 Albino Bushy nosed
8 Blue fin tetras
8 orange Vonrio tetras
6 JUlie Cories
6 Panada Cories
And a bunch of RCS/Fire red culls
I am looking for advice on fert dosing and CO2 dosing, as well as how long should I run my lights... I have let it go as I thought for a while, but I know I can dial this in way better. Help me make it better!