Nanci B Posted July 11, 2022 Share Posted July 11, 2022 Hi everyone! I have been working on my new 75g since February. I used media and my sponge filter from my 20 long. At first, I didn’t really have any algae except some green hair algae on my sponge filter which was from my old tank. This is my only tank and it is in my living room where it receives a lot of natural sunlight. This is the only place it could go, so I have to find a work around. The tank is along an outside wall, on the east side of the house. The only side of the tank that is getting direct sunlight is on a short end facing south. The rest of the room is pretty sunny, so lots of indirect light on the front of the tank. From the beginning all my plants didn’t have any problems with the move and just kept on growing. Due to this, I felt that the tank was doing well and out competing the algae. But I only had one sponge filter (I took down a large HOB due to spouse complaints) so there were dead spots with no water movement. I rearranged some wood and plants and have been adding more plants, but there is a long way to go. I changed the location of my sponge filter to the center back of the tank and placed my aquarium co-op powerhead at the far left on the front of the tank. It does create a nice circular water flow, so that is much better. I still have a lot of algae, mulm, and detritus at the base of most of my plants, and sediment on my plant leaves. I put assassin snails in my tank because I had so many snails and they were eating my water lilies that were not planted yet. Now only a few snails left. I am planning on buying some shrimp to help with clean up, but I need to know what to do now. I did the wait and see approach and that didn’t seem to work. I did finally get a black board to block the direct south sunlight. Last but not least I noticed I have some blue-green algae deep in my substrate that is up against the glass. I haven’t disturbed it. I know I need more plants, and most likely stem plants. My favorites are my crypts and I am building my anubias collection. (I do realize that these grow slowly). I also just got my Fluval 3.0 light set up, but that needs fine tuning. I need to re-read the informational long thread about setting up 2 siestas for my tank. The tank is very lightly stocked, but I will be adding more of the same fish to have large schools of nano fish. Currently there are 6 chili rasboras, 6 green neon tetras, and 6 Pygmy corys. I definitely overfeed the fish, because it is hard to know when everyone has eaten. I also tend to use more than one type of food each time because of the different areas they each eat. There are days I don’t feed them at all. I like to leave some algae on the walls to give these guys something to nibble on. I think that covers my algae issues. Any ideas on how to slowly mitigate these issues? I am uploading a video that shows the current state of the tank. I really appreciate everyone who takes the time to read my long post, and suggest possibly fixes Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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