Hope someone can give me some advise. I have a 37 gallon tank. A satellite lighting system with 2 dual bulbs. Each dual is a 6500/10000 with 65 watts - so I have a total of 130 watts.
I just purchased a canister filter - an Aquael 250 plus with UV
I have a planted tank with a few angels, tetras, polka dot cats.
I have placed fert tabs in the gravel substrate. And am now using Flourish Excel and Flourish trace. I hadn't fertilized and I am now growing algae on some of the plant leaves and a little on the glass.
This is really a new tank set up as I had to break it down to move here - it was down a week.
sterilizer while killing algae will also kill all bacteria both bad and GOOD? Is that right? How would it cycle correctly? Do you have to wait for the filter media to grow the bacteria as all that would be in the tank would be would be killed by the UV
?? How often do you use the UV
? ALL the time, once a week?
I have been reading but can't find answers to my specific questions.
My ammonia and nitrate are 0
pH is 7.0
I have a Hydor CO2
tank with turbo diffuser
Also, Is there anything else I can do to halt the algae at this level - before it gets crazy?