T5 light usually means HO, so that is bright and likely the issue. Additional light from a bright window factors in as well.
If the tank
The tank is sitting next to a window. I tried a new t-5 light on there -not so many hours, I think, but I should get my first timer I think. To move away
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Yes, floating plants make a big difference. Characins (tetra, hatchets, pencils) occur in dimly-lit waters, whether flooded forest under the tree canopy
I will look into those. They school high enough but they hide in the back corner unless they are eating. I am getting some frogbit so it may help with