Yep, the guy got picked up by the po-leece, to say the least. I always give myself tons of stopping room and made sure there was nothing behind me as I waited to enter but ol drunky came out of nowhere, I guess.
Actually did a lot less to the tank than planned. Decided to only add a single clump of C. parva to the left. Only did a tiny bit of Bacopa australis trimming. Figure it's best not to mess with things too much.
Did a 99% water change with 80TDS RO/DI reconstituted with Mosura Mineral Plus Ultra. Added a bag of Purigen to the filter.
Tank as it stands:
Fully expect it to hit about 140-150 TDS within two weeks because of stuff in the tank and the "lace" rock I'm using. GH should hit 5. Figure those are nearly perfect params for what I plan to keep.
Couple cell phone shots because, well, who the heck knows where the DSLR is?
So gross how the iPhone 4 renders greens and yellows with LEDs. Thank goodness I love the shimmer effect and the light this sucker produces. Swear it doesn't look so washed out and bleak in-person.
Gonna add some Willow Moss later. Forgot to do that while the tank was half empty.
Can't wait to add a few PFRs tomorrow!
Now I need to decide what I want to do with the full tank. I KNOW I want some SS/SSS CBS. Maybe move a few Amano Shrimp over. Just can't decide if I want to add some extra Otos I've got to this tank or move 5-6 of them to my Ebi with the dozen Boraras brigittae, dozen Amano Shrimp, Yellow Shrimp and snails. Their bioload is nil so that wouldn't hurt much. . I guess they can live in my quarantine tank for as long as they want, really.
Feels nice to to be at this stage of the new tank game. It'll be pretty in six months.