This scape is running smoothly. No algae issues. Fish/inverts thrive and plants are growing without deficiencies. I am dosing NPK+ traces 3x a week. GH-booster once a week. Every week 50-60% water change. The HC is growing tick, so soon should be mowed.
SAEs, Otos and Amano shrimps are doing great job in cleaning this system.
Posted by Dusko Bojic aka Che Guebuddha at 10:26 AM
I am very happy with this scape so far. HC is growing way too fast, and I trim the Hygro 3 times a week. A few weeks ago I started dosing KNO3, KH2PO4, traces (TMG) and GH-Booster 3 x a week, followed by a weekly 50-60& water change.
CO2 levels are stable. No algae problems.
I did have problems with green water for a while. I did lots of wc, and changed some of my light tubes that had lots of BLUE spectrum (could cause algae probs), with tubes that have no blue.
Actually 2 x T-8's have no blue at all, but 2x T-5's have a bit.
Still, this did help a lot and water seem to be looking much better now.
Posted by Dusko Bojic aka Che Guebuddha at 12:11 PM