I'm so excited. My chems arrived! I've had my tank planted for some time and I recently had issues w/ fuzz algae and I found this site. Since then I've been super geeked about getting my tank in much better shape (so many great tanks here). I really ran my tank on little effort and it is ok but it is nothing like I want it to be.
I need assistance setting up a dosing schedule.
From the articles in the stickies I'm a little lost. I'd hate to guess and ruin everything so I'm turning to all of you.
From all the advice and articles I ordered/just rec'd the following:
Mono Potassium Phosphate
My Seachem phosphate test kits have yet to arrive...should be tomorrow.
That is everything that I was told I needed to take my tank seriously.
Ok my tank is the one in my sig...I'd show you a better starting picture but I haven't figured out how to paste it into the body of the post. My current setup is:
root tabs currently for fert (just before I joined AA I retabbed *if thats' a word)
lights are a CF
that holds 2 55 W on 9 hours a day
- had a recent battle w/ fuzz algae but that has cut way back w/ the addition of more CO2
(thanks AA!). No serious algae. Some Spot - some fuzz still - a couple spots of brush algae (i think they look cool). Nothing serious so I think the tank is fairly stable.
I currently do about 30-40% PWC
By my pic you can see that how planted it is - and unorganized.
15 fish - 2 plecos sp? (algae eaters), 1 chinese algae eater, the rest are random and the biggest are some mollies...
12ish ghost shrimp
trumpet snails...ummm i don't even know how people guess...a lot is my guess!
Any help would be great. If you need more info to help let me know.
**I plan on making a picture progress thread eventually so I'll definitely keep anyone interested up to date.
Thanks in advance everyone.