Come on no one wants to take a stab? Lol
I dont run diy co2, i said i had a diy inline co2 reactor. I run pressurized co2 have been sense the tank was set up over a year.The problem is DIY CO2. Get consistent levels, impossible with DIY, and things will change. It will likely force other issues to show once you do. You can change your bottle every 5 days and your levels still won't remain consistent, it doesn't matter how good the mixture or how good you are at it.
Water change 1-2 a week, i am not able to do much substrate vacuuming as almost all the substrate is covered with plants, clean filter maybe every 2 weeks.what is your tank cleaning regime like? Water changes? Vacuuming substrate? Filter cleaning? All that.
Nope lights stay on for i think around 8 hours a day.Did you leave the lights on for a really long time?
Im sure this is a true statement.Looks like more than one problem.
Nope have had the same 7-8 glow lights, 3 congos, and 1 ram for a while.Did u add fish to the tank and upset the balance? Problems from fish waste
I have more MTS than i know what to do with, they do absolutely nothing for the soil and more of a pain than anything as they seem to up root my glosso and some other stuff.Get MTS snails to help out with aerating the substrate?
While i do agree with you, at the same time i pretty much have done this in the past year that i have been fighting with this tank, ive up ferts, decreased ferts, up co2, replaced bulbs, only thing that i can say has changed was that when i upped my ferts my glosso took off everything else didnt really do much. So my thought right now is to decrease light to try and get algae to slow, increase water changes to try and get rid of extra nutrients from the water column also to try and control the algae. And with the the decreased light i wouldnt need as much ferts or co2. Anyway maybe this will get things under control.If you change multiple things at the same time you have no idea what might be causing the problem. Change one thing, observe the result. I know it's a waiting game but otherwise you're stumbling in the dark.