Guppiesgonewild Posted February 10, 2022 Share Posted February 10, 2022 Hi there fellow fish keepers. I hope you all are having a wonderful 2022. This is my first post so be gentle. I have recently set up a new tank. I kept fish about ten years ago and am about 4 months back into the hobby. The following are a few details about my set up. Diy stand and canopy, 75 gallon tank that overflows into a 20 gallon sump (will probably upgrade to a 29), I run CO2 and have plant specific substrate. I think its fluval. Lighting is an LED shop light from Harbor freight. I also run a 1 micron filter with a carbon filter after that to help polish the water. The aquarium has mostly tetras of different types. Some Cory cats, otos, one pleco, ghost shrimp, cherry shrimp, and amano shrimp. There are also zebra Danios guppies and Molly's. A few snails. Ammonia is zero consistently, nitrite zero, and nitrates at around 20 ppm. Tank is kept at 78.5 F. CO2 is somewhere around 30. I have two questions. In the past I always used aquarium salt and this time around is no different. 1 heaping tablespoon for every 5 gallons. I have had good success with most of the plants I have put in the tank. However would I have better success with less salt? My second question is on algae. I have minimal issues with algae on the glass but recently developed a black hair algae that seems to be covering several plants. I make an effort to remove the algae by hand and have reduced lighting, double checked the co2 and have had minimal success. My goal for this tank is to have minimal maintenance including water changes. I currently do around 15% weekly and would like to get to less than that. Any suggestions on fish that would help with the hair algae? Or any other suggestions would be welcomed. Thanks in advance. A few pictures. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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