It's been a while since any kind of update.
So I took a few pictures with my iPhone4
Pictures didnt come out the greatest, but you get the idea.
I was fighting the long hard battle with green water.
I didnt want to use anything, so I just up'd the CO2 and tried to wait it out.
Well, after a week and a half of waiting, I couldn't wait any longer, so I just dosed some water clarifier I had lying around, and lo and behold, no more green water in a matter of minutes!
I dont have the most recent picture of the clear tank, but you can get the idea:
Dosed some water clarifier, and in about 20 minutes:
I'll try and take some pictures of the tank tonight with the DSLR.
Water is completely clear now.
As for the plants, the hairgrass has taken off.
But the HC doesn't seem to be doing very well.
I bought some patches of HC from an LFS, and I'm seeing what I can only discribe as some sort of "riccia" type of plant growth from it. I see these stemmy looking things popping out with no leaves, and it looks like riccia... Not all of them, but some of the patches. I'll try and take some close ups later.
I just added 20 RCS to help combat some of the algae growth in the tank.
Hopefully they'll be able to take care of most of it with the oto's.