So this is a 10g aquarium. Live wood, non-fertilized sand. Well I put an aquarium tab into the sand every month.....plants are growing like crazy. All but the lilies, but I don't blame me because the 3 shoots that I got all were basically dead when I got them. My friend did some major trimming in her tank, and gave me the trimmings. She didn't know what most the plants were, all I know is she gave me "some kind of lily", water sprite, and 3 other plants that she could not name. The wisteria, I bought, and "tried" to make a carpet out of it, well you see how well that worked.Can anyone help to identify the other plants?
Also, any clues to what I could do to lower pH in the tank? It is currently sitting steady at 8.2, and I can do nothing to lower it it seems. Peat moss seems to go low, then spike super fast back up to at least 7.9. Fish don't seem to mind, a school of 7 neon tetra. All other readings are within good range...nitrite, nitrate, and ammonia all consistently read as 0. I have kinda given up on pH because everything I read says that a high but steady with other readings withing good range, is better than randomly to ideal readings.
Last thing...there is this pesky little nuisance of what seems to be a worm infestation in my tank
The last 2 pictures show what I have gathered to be the dead carcasses (they build massively on any surface while I am at work
. They come out of the sand and are a brown color, and sometimes white. What can I do about these?
The sand btw, is caribsea Moonlight sand. I am running a 20" dual T5 HO light currently with an 18W 10000K lamp and 18W Actinic lamp. I know that I should probably switch out the actinic with another, but I love the way the neons shine under it, and the plants don't seem to mind. I currently have no CO2 system, but am planning on getting one withing the next 2 weeks. My filter is a Fluval Edge 30g filter. The heater is an old one I can not give you any specific, but it keeps the tank between 74-81...never higher than 79 unless I can't cool the house due to ac issues
Also, if anyone could recommend a bottom feeder that won't destroy/uproot any of these plants that would be awesome!
Thanks in advance for your help!