Hows the light working for you?
I'm doing my emersed with my 12 gallon with 20" Oddysea 36W dual T5HO.
Trying to make a lush green lawn of HC. I was thinking of Coralife 36" dual T5NO fixture because of the sleek, thin look. But it seems they have a crappy reflector.
I just like thin, as thin as possible fixtures because the tank itself looks thin too.
TDS is up to 145. Part of that is from the water that remained in the tank and filter before the water change. If TDS hits 160 tomorrow, I'll do another massive water change or two to make sure I get all the junk out.
Having used this rock before, I have a good sense of where solids should sit. And it's one of the reasons I decided to use it. Also provides the perfect texture for algae and junk for shrimp to nom on.
It's my first time using Azoo Plant Grower Bed for Crystals so I'm hoping I have a good experience with it.
TDS was 160 this morning. Another big water change and it looks like things are stabilizing just under 150. I think I've hit the sweet spot.
Also... I really had forgotten just how great Purigen is. The difference in water clarity is borderline obscene. I should wait to add it to every tank I start instead of doing so really early. Allows me to see the difference. Best $6 ever spent.
I'm going to give it 5-6 months before I pass judgment on whether or not I want a different scape. Figure it's best for me to be patient and allow the Bacopa to get bushy and the Marsilea to grow in thick.