Tank is 6 months old. So you think I should lower the amount of time I have light on?It seems like you have to much light to me.. not enough plants. How old is the tank?
I had some frogbits, about 20+ but then they started disappearing. Why could that be?Add some floating plants so they take out any excess nutrients. You can do guppy grass, frog bit, salvinia etc.
Not too much, the only agitation is from the HOB, aquueon 10 which is the smallest one.How much surface agitation do you have? Most floaters HATE moving around.
Maybe too much light killed them as well. Try getting some floaters again...try getting a variety to see which ones like your conditions the best.Not too much, the only agitation is from the HOB, aquueon 10 which is the smallest one.
I don't have any armanos but my CRS/CBS are not eating them. I usually feed my shrimp every other day some times I forget and go 3 days without feeding them.Your shrimp aren't interested in eating them? Try pulsing your lighting (4 on, 2 off, 4 on) and definitely get more plants and floaters.
CRS and Amanos took care of my hair (separate tanks).
Your light is only on 2 hours a day? That doesn't sound right if true.Since I started this thread I change my photo period to about 2 hours a day. So far I have not seen any changes yet.
I don't think they are getting eaten. I think they might of just melted but I don't even see the plant melting. It just started disappearing 1 by 1 all of a sudden.Your photo period should be around 6 hours daily, a step down from the original 8. alternatively, consider spliting the photo hours to 3 hour cycles with an hour dark period in between as an experiment.
Another view to take is the tank is too sparcely planted and not able to sufficiently take advantage of the light available.
Most floaters can tolerate a bit of surface agitation unless your water is flipping them upside down and all around which it shouldnt. One that's easily disturbed would be salvinia (spangles) that turns brown when submerged for a few days.
What does disappearing mean? are they being eaten or are they suffering from necrosis, or turning yellowing then dying?
Mind you, cutting back on the light period wont completely eliminate the algae. it only serves to stop its spread. If you are apprehensive in using hydrogen peroxide or excel in the tank, you can use the dip method. Take the plant out and dip in a 75/25 solution h2o2/water for 30 seconds, rinse with clean water, then replant in the tank.
Its one of the safer ways to deal with algae without directly affecting your water column.