Okay let's do a much requested update although there's not much to say ^^.
It's been going well. Shrimp have saddles, I still have 8 left, which is what I've had for about a year. Things have been very smooth for this tank.
One interesting thing to note is that when I move this tank cross-country, the contents don't shift AT ALL. I said at. all. And I couldn't tell you why, either. I think it's a combination of well interlaced roots from the side crypts. (yes, those roots literally have started to span the entire tank even through the middle to the back.) And the heavy fluorite substrate which I love.
The plant life is good, I've got one crypt hanging out above the substrate, and it's kind of cloning itself, and i'm getting a bunch of mini plants out of that. I should eventually have that perfect row on each side.
Couldn't get the pictures to link.
Last edited by MABJ; 06-09-2014 at 09:11 PM.