Maeve Posted February 18 Share Posted February 18 I'm hoping to get a few pointers for what to titrate next towards balancing my tank. This is my first fish tank in probably 20 years and my first ever planted. I have a 29 gallon tank, currently stocked with 1 scarlet temple, 2 crypt luteas, 1 crypt wendtii, 1 anubias barteri, 1 java Fern, 1 aponogeton crispus, 1 pogostemon stellata octopus, 1 dwarf lotus, 2 anubias nana petite. I had 2 anubias coffeefolia and 1 more anubias nana petite but they succumbed to anubias rot. I will replace eventually. Tank was initially cycled and planted 1/5. 6 otocinclus were added 1/20 after NH4&NO2 we're stable at 0. A week ago I added 8 celestial pearl danios, 6 julii corycats, 1 German blue ram, 5 cherry shrimp. Water parameters have been stable since adding. pH stable at 7.4. Doing 20-30% water changes weekly. Currently, I have my light running 3 hours in AM, siesta x4h, light on for 4 hours. It's the finned light recommended and sold by aquarium co-op. Dosing easy green 3 pumps, 1x/week. I just picked up some seachem iron last night because the scarlet temple has been losing its color. I am having some algae growth, mostly held in check by my eaters but know I am not balanced yet. I am thinking I need to increase light before fertilizer. But wanting more experienced opinions. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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