For the past 13 days I've been dosing:
¼ tsp KN03
1/16 tsp KH2P04
1/16 tsp of K2SO4
1/16 tsp of trace
65w of PC at 8 hours a day
here's a current shot
So over Christmas I was away from the tank for 7 days. That's 7 days with a 6 hour light schedule, 65w of PC, CO2 for 6 hours, and no dosing. I...
Did a water change today and noticed this stuff:
It's on everything. I think its some kind of algae, but I can only see it when I...
I am getting a shipment of a variety of Polygonum species, P. Stellatus, Tonina, and other plants tomorrow. I'm a little scared that my lighting...
This was posted on APC in my thread, which is the same as this one here:
I'm sorry to hear about the problems with algae and growth....
And to think I was about to cut off water changes for a month to see the results :) glad you stepped in.
After all the advice put in by you...
65w 6700k PC lighting (10 hour photoperiod
Rena XP1 w/o spray bar
The tank has been doing better since last week. spot treating with H202 has left the hair algae white, and by reducing my lighting there has been...
Per the instruction of this thread, I have only a 65w bulb over the tank with a photoperiod of 10 hours.
Hopefully things should brighten up
so your saying I should bump it down to 65w and a 10 hour photoperiod, right?
Wow, I like the discussion in here!
So today is the second day after the blackout, and the second time I have spot treated with peroxide.
XP1 w/o spraybar
I turned the lights back on today and the algae is sill there and doesn't really look too phased.
My plants look stretched and a little...
I'm going to try a 3 day blackout starting tommorrow. Do I still dose during that period? excel? ferts?
Today I have cut the photo period from 10 hours to 8 hours.
With my photo period down to 8 hours, will your dosing scheme...
Biollante you didn't offend me, I just haven't been around in a while.
Sundays are my maintainence days and I redirected my Maxi-jet...
Thanks for all the help everyone,
I had time to setup an XP1 without the spraybar that I had laying around, and also bumped up my CO2 output....
I use a drop checker with 4dhk solution in it.
its usually a lime green, and I have had at a yellow with no problems.