A friend of mine was watching my discus/angelfish tank while I was away for the last 2.5 weeks, I came home to find the mother of all algae problems and a dead platy and a dead bloodfin tetra. I found out that for the last 2.5 weeks he has been dosing Leaf Zone daily (I dose weekly) in addition to the daily dosage of Flourish (I normally use every other day but was OK with this being done daily).
I am currently prepping for a 40% water change using RO-DI water for tomorrow afternoon (unfortunately the temp. is still 8 degrees off despite using 2 heaters and a koralia power head).
I believe the trace elements in Leaf Zone to be potassium and iron.
I don't care about the over abundance of algae as I can take care of that... nor do I care about my plants which are doing horribly as I could save them as well. What I am worried about is the fish. Are the two losses coincidental or a cause of this over dosing for plant fert?
Any assistance would be appreciated.
Ammonia, Nitrite 0
Rena XP2 and Aqueon 55 for filters. Not running activated carbon on the Rena.
Coralife 10k and 10k actinic lighting.