Full tank shot and then the first "street" that is starting to form. Both taken with my cellphone.
Everything is growing well. The colorata in the back just hacked back today. I think I'm going to get rid of it soon. It's not coloring up at all. In the past I've been able to get it very red. I think this may be a crappy strain. Very disappointing since it came from a vendor and was IMO expensive for a small portion of a common plant.
Reworked the layout a bit. Removed a ton of glosso and buzzed what was left.
Move the crypt to the right and in it's place added a bunch of staurogyne repens.
Added some blyxa japonica to the front right corner. Waiting for everything to grow. Always the name of the game. So far good growth with minimal problems. Some BBA here and there but it's easily removed.
So it's been two weeks since the last update and a fairly large trim was in the works. The Ludwigia red and Ludwigia Senegalensis had reached the top of the tank so they were topped. Everything else is growing well and was trimmed to thicken up stands.
Removed the crypt because it was taking up too much room. Staurogyne repens has many yellow leaves during the transition but plenty of new growth.
Need to sell the Ludwgia red and L. Schaeracarpa to make some room. There is also another row of Peruensis behind the barely visible row with about 10 stems growing that I really have no room for.
BBA continues to be a minor headache. Unfortunately I can't seem to push CO2 and higher with my current distribution method.
I removed all wood as it was a magnet for BBA. Should reduce my maintenance in removal of it; something I do not enjoy.
Removed my mid day burst of extra two bulbs so now there is only 8 hours of 2x39W. One UVL Red sun and one Geisemann Mid Day. Raised light fixture by two inches. Color balance looks great to me and the reduced light should hopefully slow the BBA down.
I am having problems with the Peruensis growing horizontally. Hopefully reduced light should prevent that problem.
These pictures are unedited except for a little brightening.