Originally posted by tzalmaves:
I've attached three pictures of my plants. I'm trying to figure out what is causing the brown algae and the "dry" leaves on the bacopa that happens after the leaves have been around for a while. Even new leaves grow with a brown "viened" pattern
I have a 37 "tall" (All-Glass #10037 37 Gallon 30"x12"x22") aquarium with an Eclipse 3 hood with a DIY 3rd light (as of January '04) for a total of 2 x 18w + 55w = 91 watts of light. Before that the stock 36 watts of light. Lights are on for 14 hours. About 2 inches of substrate - 50% gravel, 50% flourite. DIY CO2 using 2 2-liter bottles and the sugar-water-and-yeast method. Wood airstone for fine bubbles. Fertilize (as of January '04) with 5ml PMDD daily. 2 20% water changes a week. I have about 20-25" of fish, and dozens of little snails (though my newly aquired dwarf puffers are rapidly reducing that number). Ph is 7.4ish, GH: 13, KH: 8, Iron: 0.1mg/l, Nitrate: 10ppm. I accumulate a light dusting of green algae on the front glass during every 5 days.
I hope you can help me - I'm getting close to giving up on the whole thing.