UPDATE!!! lol the tank has been doing great, did a pretty good sized rescape to it. and have been working on getting it filled in. I do massive trims every month or so to get the bottom of the stems to stay healthy, the inclinata seems to like to melt after a few trims. Few new plant species, a couple amazon swords (hoping they will grow big in the back right side of the tank. I added some erectus from my flora to the tank, and it seems to be doing very well too. My tiger lotus has gone into a quiet period, it is sending out fewer leaves, and they are staying much more bushy and compact.
For the sad news, I lost my dwarf gourami, she died of what I can say is probably old age, she was 3 years old, and was showing signs of it. Persistent fin rot, bacterial infections ect. She will be missed
A few weeks after that, I lost a few more fish to another disease I am not sure what brought it on. It started with a strange infection in a threadfin that had a black ring, with white in the center. I quickly lost every threadfin in the tank. I did not even have time to pull them. I lost my oldest male dwarf neon rainbowfish as well. I am now just sitting back and waiting to see if anything else is going to pop up before I restock with a new stock list. This will include my two rams (both are doing very well, and have spawned four times, and have enjoyed midnight omelets 4 times.) I will go with some softer water rainbows, IE, more dwarf neons, threadfins, and Frucata rainbows. My daughter wants me to get another gourami, so I am thinking a honey gourami this time.
here is a FTS, and some other random shots from the past month or so
My iphone cannot pick up some of the reds in the tank in the later photos, I am now using a new app, which lets me set the white balance, and is helping a great deal. I also modified the EI dosing again. I am doing normal KNO3, double K2HP04, normal CSM+B, and adding a tiny bit of iron.
Stelatta broad leaf
Macandra (this plant is much more red now that I have started upping the iron, and really focusing on the ferts)