I tore the tank down completely 2 days ago.
I just didn't like it anymore, the plants weren't taking off, I didn't like the scape anymore and the AS2 was turning to mush and coating all my leaves with dust.
So for the past few weeks I've been gathering plants and I finally got it going.
Took out all the AS2 and replaced it with AS1 and replanted everything. I'm finally really really happy with this tank and hopefully I won't redo it again anytime soon.
Onto the pics.
An Empty Tank all cleaned up of all the algae on the glass
Brand new Aquasoil Amazonia 1 It's so much easier to work with new dry AS than it is to try to redo the tank when everything's wet and muddy.
Tying and gluing fissidens and taiwan moss to the branches
New hard scape
Added a few seiryu stones to help hold the wood up and attached the trident java fern and bolbitus to the wood.
Planted blyxa japonica in the back left corner, and all the crypts went around the base of the wood and stone. Cyperus Helferi and Alternanthera reineckii are planted in the background. Planted Eleocharis parvula in the front left corner and Eleocharis sp. belem everywhere else. Also had some limnophilia sp vietnam that I just kinda stuck in to the side to see what happens as it grows in
Picked up some anubias barteri today and filled up the tank.
A couple of close ups
What do y'all think?