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The ich is solved, but I had an impressive melt of some plants. Mainly the dwarf hair grass (Eleocharis Parvula?) There are 3 days of heat left, then the tank will slowly return to 77*F where it belongs. Is this damage consistent with heat? Is there something else I should address?
Simultaneously, I had an algae explosion. For now, I am blaming the high heat for plant death. My theory: The plant death (melt) increases ammonia. Ammonia + heat = Algae.
5 gallon Flubal Spec V - Modified, kinda? The sponge on the filter side has been replaced by a 1 inch bottom and top sponge, the middle now contains approx 1L of Seachem Matrix in media bags.
CO2 - 4 pm-9pm
Aquarium Co-op “Simple Green” on when nitrates hit 0, approx every 3-4 days.
Light - Medium to High, Beamworks 6500k DA 24”.
Photo Period: on 7:00-10:00 am and on 5:00-10:00 pm. (off 9, on 3, off 7, on 5)
Natural light? Minimal to none.
I still have the stock light, but it was questionable at best for plants, hence the replacement.
Livestock: 6 Ember tetras, 5 (visible) RCS, 1 Betta, 1 Nerite snail.
What can I do to nurse this back to health? Is it too far gone?