I restarted the phosphorous regime last Sunday as cutting it made no difference in algae growth. I am considering up-ing the excel amount slightly but not sure yet.
Speaking of algae the diatoms are going mad on my glass, and somewhere along the way I got ramshorns on my plants and they seem to like working through the diatoms, leaving clear trails behind them.. camera will not focus on them as they're so freakin tiny.
Determined the bottoms of most few the new (still unverified) stem plants had rot so pinched those off and letting them float until some new roots form. Both types have new growth though its slow, but if they had rotted bottoms I wouldn't expect 2+ inches of new growth already.
I checked my little floating basket and the hygro leaves (2 singles) have grown nice 2 inch+ roots and have several tiny new leaves growing (not where near the size of the initial leaf it formed from which is now dieing off (new growth looks fine)). Some of the old leaves (on the substrate planted) hygro are also dieing, I'm guessing they aren't getting the best light, might move the plant closer to the center and stuff some val in the back corner. I notice the new growth is at a sharp tilt (nearly 90 degree angle) to try to get directly under the light, looks kind of cool I think.
The Cardamine lyrata seems to be trying to grow emmersed as its laves stay above the water, and its tiny viny-ness likes to tangle around the java fern plantlet and java fern rhizome (with tiny new leaves started after being bare for a few weeks).
I also have something.. that kinda of looks like duckweed but I don't see how it could be as I never added duckweed to this tank and its leaves seem more narrow than rounded.. also lok like a butterfly (kinda cute), there's 3 and they're very tiny (camera will not let give me a non blurred zoomed in photo). If it is duckweed.. wtf.. seriously.. it died in my other tanks (had covers so I suspect starved for fresh air flow above water) and some how hitch-hiked over here and is growing slower than pouring molasses in winter..
One of the larger nans has anew leaf, and looks like the starts of a second new one. (coudln't get an unblured photo too much diatom build up on the glass). The two tiny nana I saved with virtually no rhizome haven't done much.. I'm suspecting they're just limping along but not going to grow any.. going to give them till summer to show some growth, if not probably will toss them since they're rhizomes are too close to non-exsistant to do anything..
I'm waiting until its warm out then ordering more plants for the 10 gallon and probably going to gut the java fern and val to raok after getting the new stuff in.
"look at me! lok at me!" *photo bomb*