Its been a busy weekend for the tank, one in which my noob foolishness has taken over. I have kept aquariums before and have never done some of the stupid things I have done the last couple of days.
After only one week the tank was almost overcome with algae, green and hair like on the plants and fuzziness on the tanks sides. I have introduced ten Red Cherry Shrimp, three black and white Bee(?) Shrimp, an Otocinculus and the white clouds continue to do well.
I have removed the heater as the tank seems to maintain a steady 19C.
Willow Moss appears to have died a bit but still with some new green growth, I think I tied it a bit tight to the slate anchor. Anubias have had the roots trimmed and re-anchored, micro sword is wilting but sending out runners. Creeping Jenny continues to do well and the shrimp love gazing on the leaves, also noticed roots have found the compost substrate so I'm hoping they'll shoot up soon.
Tank is now on a 10h light cycle and I have adapted the hob filter intake to be as far away from the outlet as possible.
All this in a week! It will surely go pop soon..... but I love it and am allready planning my next scape.