I have been neglecting my tanks. There is just not enough time in the day. This is the tank before the trim
Meh. I kind of hate the tank right now.
Contrary to what everyone suggested in another post, I did not leave good enough alone and changed out lights. I did not like the look of the brooder domes so I changed them out with coralife t5ho's. On the plus side, the light spread is much better. The colorata on the left is finally growing after months and months of just surviving. On the negative side, I lost a lot of par. The lotus, which before was a nice little bush, is now reaching for the light. I am going to have to either a) trim or b) change its location.
I moved the ludwigia sp. red to the left because it was in the shadow of the lotus, and to give that part some red.
I took out the echinodorous parviflora in the mid left because it was hidden by the hairgrass. It kicked up a lot of dirt when I took them out so I stopped messing with the tank. I don't want to stress the fish. Next time I'll cut down the r.rotundifolia and r.colorata and replant the tops.
Oh and some crypts have re-emerged in the left corner. I must have left the rhizomes when I ripped them all out. I kind of like the mixed look. I'm going to keep them.
Don't mind the bubbles; here are the crypts.
Oh and are all angels vain?