Originally Posted by alwaysoc0nfused
Everything is going alright with my fish but my plants are not doing all that great. Please look at the pics and see if you guys know whats going on.
Some reason the pic uploader wouldnt let me upload anything so i used imgur. here is the link: Plants - Imgur
oh and also there is a LOT of green dot algae growing on the glass. I have the light on from 3pm to 11pm everyday. Should i cut the lights back even more?
Yes, there certainly is a problem
, so let's resolve it.
First, I need some data. I've gone back through this thread, assume this is correct:
Tank is 55g (4 feet length)
Light is single tube 48-inch T5 HO Life-Glo 6700K, duration 8 hours daily.
You mention cutting the light back more; was it previously more than 8 hours and if so, when did you reduce it to 8?
What nutrients/fertilizers are you using, and how often? What is your tap water GH and pH (and tank if different)?
What I can tell you just from seeing the photos and knowing the light, is that the light is too strong for the nutrients; hence the algae issues. But the appearance of the plants tells me something is missing, so don't mess with the light until we have the nutrients sorted.