Originally Posted by KingKoopa512
Sorry was talking out my but. I jus never had this problem with my 40 or my 20 long. Only the occasional bba. Tom I'm gonna take the fish back an shrimp for some store credit don't have a spare tank at the moment. Replace the rocks rinse out the substrate with peroxide. This set up is expensive . Will post updates when everything is ready to go thanks fresh. This light is strong I dose the recommended dosing on green leaf aquarium website
Don't be disheartened, everything is fixable. Push that co2
till the fish are struggling and then push it back a tad. Look for any signs of deficiencies and work from there.
I've found that 9/10 times co2
is the biggest factor to algae. Is your light dimmable? If so I'd knock it down to about 80% and see if that helps rather than reducing the photoperiod.
Go a full 5 hours rather than breaking it up. 5 hours on 19 hours off. Your drop checker should be atleast a light green before the light comes on and basically yellow when the lights turn off.
comes on 2 hours before the lights and turns off an hour before they go out. Seems to work well.
Also how are u putting the co2
in the tank? Is the drop checker lime green-yellow everywhere in the tank?
Hope I've helped