All Plants are covered with black(dark brown) substance help
I had a standard 55 setup with some javafern, banana plant, some sword. I was concerned about low light (30W) I have ordered 2 55W from AH supply and placed 25 lbs of CaribSea Eco-Complete there to mix with my gravel. Since then I have 110W per 55 g and my plants are NOT doing well. All of my javafern is covered with dark brown stuff, my beautiful banana plant is deteriorating with leaves rotting and getting dark, and I have lots of dark substance covering the glass. This is an established tank and I do not think it is diatoms, although possible. Please advise how I can improve the conditions.
I do 20 to 30% water change weekly. Please advise if there might be a possibility of low CO2
although with 2 watts per gallon it should not be a problem
55g Emperor 400, Wet-Dry Pro 30 w/Penguin 660, Ebo-Jager TS 250
- 4 Assorted Angels (Smokey, Marble, Golden)
- 2 Blue Acaras-Aequidens pulcher
- 2 Otocinclus Cats.
- 3 Spotted Corys (Corydoras agassizi)
- 4 Clown Loaches
- 2 Rosy Barbs