Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Oak Hills, California
The tank has changed a lot since my last update. I have an all new aqua-scape, and a number of new plants.
I pulled the Manzanita out after about 4 months. While it did slow, it never fully quite leaching tannins. I suspect that the piece, which I collected locally, may have been too far deteriorated by the sun when I found it to ever be fully stable in the aquarium. It seemed somewhat soft in certain areas when I examined it (not good).
I don't have Co2 yet. I still fully intend to get it, but haven't yet.
First post updated with pictures and such.