ok so here is an update on the tank. I did a little trimming on the HC because it was growing thick rather than spreading out. The HC is almost done carpeting the areas where i want them to carpet. The New E. Flauvesence is growing rather slow but it was what i had expected from this hair grass. Also my marselia minuta is growing slow but steady. The Val Nanas behind the stump hasn't quite filled in so I'm just waiting to see how that fills in before i start messing with the mid ground. The rotala butterfly is not coming out how i wanted it too so i may remove that if it doesn't bounce back.
sorry about that unsightly powerhead in the left corner but i had to install one because i was having a lot of dead spots created by the stump. My 2217 doesn't have enough flow to circulate around the tree so i had to install one.
I also made some custom acrylic intake and outflow spray bars to get rid of the visible green eheim bars so now it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb.
My buces are starting to produce new leaves i have a total of 6 different species so far. Im really liking the buces especially now that their colors are starting to come out. I can't wait till they start to flower.
I put in 11 horned bumble bee nerite to help with the algae maintenance along with 3 SAE's and one calico pleco. I also added one of my favorite fishes the scarlet badis basis.
Im still having problems figuring out my lighting positioning. I can see that my HC is growing tall and looking a little yellowish brown, my rotala butterfly is loosing its beautiful red color. Im not sure if i have too much light or not enough light.
Photo period is 8 hours for my TEK t5 ho 4 bulb with midday and aquaflora combo 10 1/2 inches suspended from surface of water. got my pressurized co2 going pretty hard not really paying attention to the bubbles on my counter rather just watching my fishes and snails reactions.
I want to start dosing but i still have problems with green dust algae all over the glass.
so im not sure if fertz introduction will make it worse.
so here are some pcis enjoy!
chime in anytime with suggestions or comments