Update time! Finally a few spare minutes to get some new pictures and info on this little project.
Ordered a new DeepBlue Professional Solar Flare 6700K 3W LED gooseneck lamp. This replaced my xenon halogen lamp which was overheating the water in short order. The new lamp has a huge suction cup attached to the end or the gooseneck for mounting. No on/off switch, really does not matter, it will be on a timer soon.
The Ranaculus inundatus got really tall, I think due to sporadic lighting periods from the halogen. We will see what the new growth does. If it stays tall I will remove it at least from the forground. It looks ridiculous there. Recently had to trim out a bunch of the Subwassertang. Crypts are all happy, new leaves every week or so per plant. There are two different species in there. Sadly, I cannot differentiate Crypts from one another. Lulz. The Prospernaca palustrus has grown enough that I was able to top each of the stems doubling their presence in the jungle. It is such a pretty, worthwhile plant.
Between the temp staying relatively static and the Kordon fine airstine that was added last week along with the LED my CRS/CBS seem more active. The additional O2 is probably appreciated. About two weeks ago I boiled then froze some tasty spinach leaves. First time I added a leaf they could not have cared for it less. Yesterday though they seemed more than happy to chow down. Not with as much zeal as my girlfriend’s orange pumpkin Neos do but I‘ll refrain from getting to hurt about it.
be moved to a stand alone cabinet so I can better conceal it’s guts. And to allow a better view of the entire egg. Picture time!
Here is a full view next to the young Ficus triplets.
Bird's eye view - this is the most light distortion you can get from this glass.