Ok, understand on blanket even at doing it by degrees, but will have to cover the one corner as the AM sun even with mini blinds gets on it for about 60-70 mins.. Only have sun in North windows for about 4-6 wks this time of year and shorter amount each day since we hit 6/21.
My Java Moss did not come in this Wednesday. If you can read back a couple of posts, disaster with floating wisteria. One of my Ottos got his tail all tangled in it and he died.
The params are really good including Phosphate. Everything 0 but NitrAte is 5. Water change is at the same params! Have a master API kit. But read that heavy metals can also feed alage? I use inoized & ultraviolet treated spring water mixed with some distilled. Before the distilled, params were not the same unttil I added just the spring. Our well water is awful & we have water softer & iron filter.
I only have a 17 watt Flroecenet light. Wouldn't it be better to get a decent light, some really good plants along with the Java Moss? I would like a planted aquarium but know my ligth it not good. I did NOT like the Hornwort or Wisteria! (Wish my puter had not gone done before Cara gave me some and I caught your post! What a royal mess! Her type of fish don't pick at it. She has better lighting.
When I changed the 6 gallons, no algae on the glass, & very very little on the plastic plants. Not like back in May. It seems mostly suspended alge.
Today I did rinse the sponge in left over tank water from yesterday. Just squeezed and swished a few times. Only 2nd time since I started in April that I did the sponge.
What kind of light bulb and plants for a guppy tank please!? Java Moss I did order so will use that tied to a properly prepared piece of dift wood or would a lava rock be better? I am going to town tomorrow so can get a better bulb for the hood light. Plants i must order. The other LFS...yuck!
Tryiing Gram here! This end of the North side of house is shaded pretty good with many trees so light from window is not real bright, only in AM. Most of the time we use a lamp.