After a great 2nd run, the tank was drained due to travel plans. I'm ready for a 3rd run and this time we converted the PC lights to DIY LED!
Currently without being flooded, I'm getting roughly 50 PAR at substrate level (via DIY PAR Meter). So without any adjustments, this will probably be a medium light tank. We can always squeeze a couple more LEDs in or add optics to focus the light more (a lot of light is bleeding in various areas). Plus the potentiometer should be coming in the mail any day, so adjustments can be made on the fly also.
I've decided to remake the last scape again, but with improvements this time. 3 more LED bulbs were added to the build.
Majority Blyxa again with a few downoi. ADA Aquasoil that has been cycling for about 2 months now, just planted today.
Orlando at GLA custom built me a super fine needle valve for my Atomic Regulator, wow it's amazing!
Plants are growing quickly and appear to be healthy. Very little signs of algae in this tank. Funny thing, I don't have this setup on a light timer. This tank gets light when I remember to turn on/off the lights. Tank also gets fertilizers on a random schedule; dosing macros/micros unevenly on non-sequential days.