Hello everybody, it's been an eighth and a half month since I setted up this tank.
About the algae, I still having some spots in the acrylic, but is under control, and in fact I think it is part of the natural cycle and while it does not disturb the plants, for me it's ok.
Regarding the grow of the algae I have several possible theories I would like to discuss such as
1) Insufficiency of CO2
2) Lighting problem.
3) Combination of 1 and 2
Regarding CO2 Insufficiency:
So mi first hypothesis is based on the Red Lotus. I think these plant led to an insufficiency of Co2 due to the excessively consumption leaving the other plants of the ecosystem with no CO2 to photosynthesize.
Regarding lighting problem.
Here I have more doubts than clues.
First of all, I have an issue with the location of mi PLL tube it's more in the front than in the middle of the tank. So almost all plants grow turning from middle and back to the front. I'm wondering if putting two PLL, with less individual power instead of relocating this one. PLL is 24 watts.
In other hand I suspect that maybe is a PAR problem. The point is that all plants tends to grow leaves from one level (6 cm approximately ) to the water surface where light is much better in terms of PAR
And the third it's a mix of both.
In general terms I see my tank doing really very well, and I would like to understand the root cause of my algae issue. I insist, for me at today, I don't really feel that I have an algae problem and I don't feel desperate about algae, just is part of this ecosystem.
I would really appreciate your thoughts about it.
Kind regards, Leonardo
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