Hi All, Im a newbie and after many hours of net research, my mind is all screwed up. Any assistance would be great.
A brief history of the tank. Fishless cycle conducted for two weeks. Added plants and fertiliser for a further two weeks until established and growth observed. Cycle was complete with all parameters returning to zero.
Began adding fish until current occupants. (2 per week). Had a few losses to mouth fungus. And due to mis-information from the aquarium I believe I am overstocked. GRRRR
Hair Algae outbreak. Controlled with reduced fertilzer and plant trimming. (Three month mark)
PH Issue (four month mark....dropping from 7.2 to 6.0. Now stable at 6.8 for last two months)
NO3 40ppm (Currently conducting daily water changes 10-15% to maintain levels. But i cant seem to reduce it)
I was doing water changes (25% weekly), Filter rinse in tank water and gravel cleaning. I just cant explain the spike as the plants are still growing. Minus the few nibbles from a particular tetra.
Any help would be appreciated