Been a while since I updated this journal, but the tank is doing really well. I was dosing KNO3 once a week with Iron and started to get some algae issues. Cut that regimen out and now just relying on the dirt fully and no CO2 supplementation. I figure the break down of the soil and my fish stock is providing some CO2.
However, algae issue under control and the plants have grown in. The rotala 'bangladesh' is my fastest grower. I would hack it down and it would just grow back a a couple of weeks.