I am so frustrated. After months of wanting a new tank and 2 months of planning a new one, I got a second one up and running, and I hate it so far. I absolutely love my old tank, and did from the start. This one is different, and I have put a ton of money and effort into it, and I don't know what to do.
Here's some info on the tank:
-T5HO 48 watt light
-Internal filter, but I don't know what brand
-Substrate: Eco Complete
-Fish: 2 small honey gouramis
-Plants: many high light plants, but some are dying and they don't look vibrant
Problem: Snail infestation
I went away for two days only to come home to snails in the tank. I have no idea what to do about that. I took them out, but then there were more today. I don't want snails in there.
Problem: New filter too strong
I got a new filter that is supposed to be good for keeping CO2 in the water because it is internal. It is making ripples on the water and my two fish are staying at the bottom of the tank the majority of the time. I tried to turn it down, but it isn't working.
Problem: Plants dying, CO2 level low
I am supplementing with CO2 from a canister, put the plants are still dying. I am using fertilizer. I just received better fertilizer in the mail that I will start tomorrow or Wednesday. But, the tank doesn't look very good.
I feel kind of crushed, because my last tank is so great, and this one is just making me sad when I see all the dying plants and the snails. I would appreciate any help you have, because this is seriously disappointing me, and I love fish.