Ok...I just typed you a half pager reply & it vanished - Just my day really
So what I was saying...IF anything I'd only do the bleach dip half dosed for starters...but that would really only be my very last option before totally breaking the tank down and using it for target practice (it aggravates me just a *lil* right now)
I have 2x4ft fluorescent on it 32watts @5000k and 40W@ 6500K. They used to run 12hrs/day. Then I went down to 10hrs and today its blacked out.
Which I will prop after all dosing change to something like 6hrs on - 4hrs off - 6hrs on
Running a eheim 2213 (55g tank)
Well after the initial cycle I had to do 2 large w/c because of the ick meds & 5 dead cardinals. since then i done 1 normal one ~40% on scheudle (1xweek) and after the 3 days dosing is up I'll do another large one now incl filter disassembly & re positing bars)
Temp is 72-75F dep on room temp and light on/ off (since there's no fish in it no harm there)
I took algae close up's which are posted on page 1. Can't take no picture right now being blacked out, but I can post you a pic from before the "hardcore attach" below.
No I hadn't used ferts before. What I plan now after the 3 days dose is up & large w/c is done is use root tablets and liquid ferts to "jump start" the plants (hopefully)
And yes I'm convinced its a combo of murmurous reasons (well actually since the sick Cardinals NOTHING's gone right in this tank). I really think the ick meds triggered something that was a snowball chain reaction from there on and its driving me NUTS right now to obviously not being able to get a handle on this...