Hey Oldfishlady! There are tons of air bubbles covering the bottom of my tank. It's all over the gravel and dwarf hairgrass. I've also noticed a sudden algae bloom. The tank is planted lightly, and I change 50% of the water each week. The light is on for 10 hrs each day and is 6500 K and 13 watts. What is going wrong with this tank? Thank you!
Okay...its a planted tank-not a NPT.....if the plants are actively growing I would decrease water changes to weekly 50% and you may need to start feeding the plants-and if the light bulb is nearing the 12 month of age-you need to change it.
Crowntail melt may have nothing to do with the system-but it could be due to hard water-you need to find out what the KH/GH and pH of the source water-you may need to cut your source water with some R/O water.
Hi! Here's some information about my 2.5 gallon NPT tank
-tank is about 6 weeks old
-the subtrate is small gravel
-1 anubias, 6 wisteria, and dwarf hairgrass covering the bottom
-bulb is 6500 kelvins, 10-13 watts I think, and almost a year old
-No added ferts or CO2
I need more info and a pic...is the NPT mature, how many and what specie of plants, type of soil, how deep, lights, age of bulb, kelvin, PP, how long running, other livestock.....water changes twice a week on a mature NPT is too much-do you know the KH/GH of your source water...