Though I see a little green algae starting on my bogwood, these diatoms are going fairly prolific. Probably am feeding the fish too much. Nitrites seem are holding at around 1ppm. kh
4 ph7, gh7 ,temp. 77 f... Should I bring down the lights to 8 to 10hrs from 12, cut off all dead leaves? Starve the fish for a few days...? I've been trying to avoid much of of a water change to get through the cycle.
I'd rather not have to mess with a diatom filter as I don't own a canister or the right equip. Could these diatoms be extending the cycle time as them consume Nitrates from what I've read?
Last question... Any opinions on Allgone. I thought I read somewhere its kinda not a great idea with a planted tank since it goes after Nitrates so much???
Just started some Co2
at about 1 bubble per 3 seconds through an airstone. Waiting on a small reactor to arrive.