Originally Posted by Fishlover94
WINDELOV FRUN ON DRIFTWOOD,
Java Fern on driftwood. Gotta love typos and auto correct
The pH regulator is probably sodium biphosphate, which is where the phosphates are coming from. 13ppm of phosphate will encourage algae to grow if you don't have lots of plants. It's not the best for the fish either.
What fish do you keep?
What is the GH
(general hardness) and KH
(carbonate hardness) of your water supply?
This information can usually be obtained from your water supply company's website or by telephoning them. If they can't help you, take a glass full of tap water to the local pet shop and get them to test it for you. Write the results down (in numbers) when they do the tests. And ask them what the results are in (eg: ppm
, dGH, or something else).
If you have a high GH
, this will contribute to a high pH. Mixing distilled or reverse osmosis (r/o) water with tap water would reduce the GH
What sort of light is above the aquarium?
How long is the light on for each day?
Any idea what the Kelvin rating is on the globes (Kelvin is usually written as a K
after some numbers, eg: 6500K).
Sword plants that turn yellow can be from low light or lack of nutrients. It can also be caused by plants grown hydroponically and then put underwater. The terrestrial leaves die off when the plant is underwater and new aquatic leaves grow in their place. The terrestrial leaves usually turn yellow as the plant draws the nutrients out of the leaf, and eventually the dead leaf turns brown and starts to rot.