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I am getting frustrated.  I have been keeping plant tanks for over 3 years
now and this last one has been up for 1 year and 3 months.  As I haves
stated earlier I have a 55 gallon with 220 watts of light power on for 12

When I first started this tank I used PMDD and then got lazy and stopped
using it.  About 3 weeks ago I started to use it again.  Now I am seeing my
plants covered in what looks like brown algae which is easy to get off the
glass and my new SAE which is 3" long seems to like it but it is covering
EVERYTHING.  The plants were green when I started and now they look worse.
Yellow....kind of sickly looking and seem to be dieing.  We had a flood in
our basement cause of heavy rain so I had to remove the CO2 to keep the
bottle from rusting on the carpet.  CO2 has been down for two days.  Can
that make this much difference?

Recently I have added 9 Rummy Nose tetras to the 6 that I already had, and I
added 6 Neon's to the 9 I already had.  That brings my fish load up to 31
fish.  Now I see that 4 Rummies have died and One Neon.  Did I add to much
at one time?  I thought that with an established tank they should be ok.

I hate making rookery mistakes. ***Sigh***

Any way I just ran some test on the tank and this is what has come back:

1. GH 3
2. KH 2
3. PH 7.2
4. FE 0
5. NO2N 0.1
6. NO3 0
7. Amonia 0

What in the world is going on?  I am very frustrated.  The tank was doing
better b-4 I started to use PMDD and adding fish.


Dave Berryman