I need to post some pictures, but at the moment I am not loving what I'm looking at. I went with Amazonia Aquasoil, and while I did spray the substrate until saturated, and then plant, and then cover with plastic, and then slowly filled with water - silty muck. I have done 2 50-75% water changes and its still dark and murky. I tried to dust off the dirt film that had settled on the plant leaves without much success.
I planted all of the red leafed plants in the back, and I don't much like them. They are healthy, but in such cloudy water they just look brown and weedy. I like the floating plants, but wonder if I should pull out half to let more light filter through. I also want some sort of low growing ground cover that I can add without kicking up even more aquasoil sludge, and am open to suggestions.
Plus I'm finding the 13w CFL 6500 blah blah blah bulb very cold and glaring and do not like having it in my kitchen at all. Are there other less offensive options?
Lots of complaints and doubts. Sorry. The fish looks happy though.
Last edited by squirrel; 09-03-2013 at 11:10 PM.