Water sprite and algae questions
Okay, first... My water sprite doesn't seem to like my tank at all. Amazingly, its not my parameters. I have a friend of mine a small jar with ramshorns and a leaf from my water sprite in it (it was dying, and he lives a block away so his parameters are the same) and it is actually growing in that jar with no lighting or heat, besides te fact that he has the jar sitting next to his sensy thing?! Whaaat.
My tank is a ten gallon. It has a 15 watt 6500k daylight bulb in it and I dose Seachem Flourish at half a dose only. I also have jungle Val's (main plant is dying but it sent out a new shoot that's growing slowly), corkscrew jungle Val's (not doing well), Anubias Barteri (not sure about this one, there's some algae growing on it), java fern windelove (growing a new leaf), and java moss (not growing super fast but still growing). I also had a little bit of mini duckweed that I think my girls ate, lol.
The algae hasn't taken over my live plants (yet) but it has definitely taken over my silk filler plants. Its brown and kind of fuzzy and thick. I'm very new with live plants and am afraid that they will die, but the water parameters are great. I'm planning on getting a Nerite snail but I can't get up to Lincoln for about a month (after I graduate).
I know this gets asked a lot but what should I do about the algae and what should I do to help my live plants? I'm getting more but the person I bought them from hasn't been on for awhile so I'm thinking it won't be until next week.
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