So yea I guess I can do a small update
Nothing big other than a few shots I liked that I've taken over the last week or so.
It's been a fun few months since the update. Still have random spotty breakouts of BBA but they are getting less and less sporadic and I think that I'm getting there! All of the other algae issues have all but disappeared. I've replaced the PH controller with a functioning one and I've been going through a lot less co2 in the last month or so as well. Plant growth has been great the last month since making that change.
I've also been doing tap for water changes and RODI 0 TDS for top offs. I've found that the tank has shown better growth since doing so and TDS has actually been balanced without the up swings just using tap to top it off (our TDS tap is horrible).
I've also switched over to a heavier fert dosing and have seen a lot of the dust style algae disappear as well. It's unbelievable the growth that I've been having in this tank on a weekly basis. It's been nice doing the RAOKs and trades lately to give back to yall.
Snails continue to be pretty heavy in the tank, however since my acquisition of assassin snails (That I'm working on breeding in another tank) I pull out 3 to 5 snails at lights out over to that tank and I've been seeing a reduction in numbers.
I've also been on a duckweed removal TANGENT and have mostly frogbits at the top, much easier to manage and gives the same benefits
Also have added some ottos which have been cruising about the tank lately as well. Man those little guys are fun to watch dance around a tank on the glass.
Anyway here's some pics
Close up of the java fern the lower leaves are still there because the plantlets on part of them haven't developed roots yet. I've been getting awesome air bubbles on the underside of these leaves since changing the co2 over to the controller
Some pearling action going on with the cabomba
Top down shot looking at a molly and some guppies, sorry camera is hard to focus.
95% free of duckweed. This pond snail approves!
Some more frogbit, I love this plant my project the next few weeks is to be rid of the duckweed 100% to an outdoor porch setup I'm planning! That way I can still provide TPT with raoks of it
The swordtail loves this area of the tank, he's usually right there most of the time until the female comes around and then he's after her. If someone could identify this stem that'd be GREAT
Some growth at the center of the tank, they are almost ready for splitting
Here's the best thing I have for a Full Tank shot at the moment as you can see I've had excellent growth and will be ready for a good root plant thinning soon
So I guess that's it for this update! Thanks for tuning in and if any of you have any suggestions or comments as always they are more than welcome