Its been a month since my last update. My plants have acclimated now......... Some better than others. The dwarf sag has taken off and has filled in nicely. The A. hastifolia has some algae issues but is growing nicely. I am pleased overall with the growth, despite losing much of my rotala to melting. The remaining stems are growing but slowly. I planted a ton of fert tabs throughout and it has helped the heavy root feeding swords a ton.
I rescaped a bit on the left by changing the wood. I like it much better now. Any critiques of the look are appreciated.
The diatoms have all but disappeared now and only minor green algae issue occur on the rough BG.
I have not had good luck with my stocking. I have had some mysterious fish deaths............not sure if the number is alarming but it seems much too high for me. I lost 3/3 ottos in week, 4/6 praecox in a month, 7 black neons and 2 rasboras also in the past month. I rarely find a body. Now my last batch of black neons introduced Ich. I begin my battle tomorrow. Going with the Kordon Ich Attack as per Dogfish's recommmendation. Last time I ever skip a quarantine, thats for sure.
I am hoping to start a batch of jungle vals in the back left instead of the swords. I am really hoping they take off. Also thinking it needs a splash of red somewhere. I am leary of trying red stems as I am not the best stem grower. The tank shows my ineptness. Wish I could figure them out! ONly plant connection I have up here is petco, shipping only works if its overnight and the cost is absurd for only a few stems. I am on a deserted island up here as far as getting plants. That sucks!
Thanks for any advice or critiques. Will post pics tomorrow if anyones interested