Well as I posted before I had some type of algae problem. I completed a 50% water change, scrubbed plant leaves, removed some altogether, picked out the gravel that was green and did a thorough cleaning. I have also changed the hardscape.
Nitrates went up on second day-did a 20% pwc
. All parameters now look good.
I have 40 gallon, 130 wpg CF
O ammonia 0 nitrites today.
I Dose with Floruish every other day.
PMDD 1/3 t every other day. ("PMDD mix is 1/4 c mix to 500 mls water"per their instructions). Just started adding several drops of Fleets for phosphate as perhaps a low level caused the algae (?)
Here are some "before" and "so far" pics. Any suggestions or comments?
I am going to move the 2 anubius to the gravel in front of the log.
Put 2 java ferns on the log to replace the anubius.
Thin the background corkscrew when it gets taller
Move the white and green long leafed plant to front of the log next to anubius and put a Madagascar lace in it's place (Middle left side)
Nitrate and Phosphate test kits come this week, finally!
I guess it's now a matter of running tests daily to figure out how to keep the algae out - I can see that a few of the pieces of gravel are becoming green on this 4th day. Lights are run 12 hours with a 2 hour turn off from noon til 2:00
Any input would be appreciated