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RE: BBA / Color Temp
Thanks for the insight on the effects of color temperature. Is it worth it,
however, to replace the two 55 watt 9320 K bulbs with 2 6700 K bulbs from AH
Supply? I did look through the archives, but didn't find anything about
color temp and algae.
> SAE will help. Let me guess, you have DIY CO2 on a larger tanks than a 20
> gallon? A funny thing happens when folks get a gas system CO2 tank. They
> not have many algae problems or at the very least, they are greatly
> DIY can be done but folks get lazy or have trouble etc.
Actually no, not DIY... Tank specifics are:
60 gal tank w/ pressurized CO2 diffusing through a M3 J-diffuser (like the
110 watts 9320 K PC + 96 watts 6700 K (3.4 watts/gal)
KH / GH: 6 / 5
Nitrate less than 10? (need new kit)
I am ordering some new test kits, and I think that I will be replacing the
J-diffuser with a DIY CO2 reactor and power head. I think most of the BBA
resulted after I removed a lot of the fast growers (H. polysperma). I think
I am going to pull up some of my swords (big like trees...) and replace with
some fast growing stem plants.
Currently I add Kent's Freshwater Plant 3-4X per week (about 5-10 mL) and
Seachem K supplement about 3X per week at 5 mL. I change about 30% of the
water every week.
I am ordering the ingredients for PMDD from homegrown hydroponics today. I
might see if I can get some phosphate too -- that could be limited I think.
Think I should add some?
Thanks for the help, and any other comments/advice appreciated.