Guess it's time for another update. After a few serious algae outbreaks, things are back to normal and plant growth seems to be going swell.
(Ignore the lighting and coloration of these - took them with my iPhone and didn't bother looking at them on my Mac)
The UG, despite a bit of dust algae and the occasional bit of cyanobacteria seems to be doing the best:
Have been battling every kind of algae you can imagine with the HC but finally have the EI dosing down and the light period adjusted and things are cleaning up. A bit of Excel spot dosing has also helped:
The glosso tank? Hoo boy! I've trimmed it THREE times because of crazy growth and here it is again, jacked all the way up:
The tank has looked rather rough, thanks to CB, but is shaping up now that the glosso is literally turning into a weed.
Here's a look at the worms that exploded in the glosso tank:
Guess I'll need to get something to nix those bad boys, eh?
The glosso tank, using new Eco-Complete, seems to be cycling the fastest. We're, what, a week into this? And it's almost ready to go. The tank can eat 4-5PPM of ammonia in less than a day and nitrites are currently spiked at 5PPM. UG and HC are similar but they're about what I think is a day behind in the process.
Fingers are crossed that this beginning stage of tank life continues to go smoothly.
Ordered (woopsiedaisy!) a couple Fluval Ebi tanks to permanently house all the extra cherries so it looks like these tanks will become homes for Endler fry.