So I have started a small nano planted tank. Super ambitious I know. I failed once and now I am going for it a second time with some new plants and doing waters change almost every day.
Currently I have got some white hair like stuff on my plants and filter and there are even some white specs on my snails in the tank. No exactly sure what it is.
The details of the tank are as follows:
I am using Sechems Flourish Excel and Potassium products only when I do a water change of over 40%.
Trying to get the tank to cycle. I currently have:
Nitrate: 5ppm - 10ppm
Ammonia: 0 - 0.25ppm
Lights: are on for 9 hours total. with a siesta time of about 5 hours. So I have the lights on for about 5 hours then off for 5 hours then on for 4 hours.
Any ideas? I have attached some pictures below.