Some of you followed my other thread here:
ADA 60P---Failure....Low Tech again.
My goal was to have a high tech 60P dutch. I really could never get it worked out. Really, I have not had a great experience with high tech since my first try, that worked great, and I have been chasing the 'high tech dream' ever since.
For awhile, I had MTS (multi-tank syndrome). I found I could get some good coloration using a longer than normal photoperiod, using ferts only when needed, and leaving things alone. It's hard to get great coloration at the bottom but I will scape around color and height. The only downside is it takes longer to grow, which isn't always a bad thing. It's so much easier and I am already seeing the difference in maintenance. I am hitting the reset.
I am currently dealing with at least 3 types of algae. All are going away, just slowly. I am choosing not to deal with it and see if it passes. If not, I will nuke it as I don't have any fish.
The goal of the tank is to have something lush and attractive. I still have the CO2 hooked up but at like 6 bubbles per minute. I may experiment with using a higher level but keeping the light the same.
My basic specs are:
Another thing I may do to keep this ultra low maintenance is not have fish. That may seem strange but I didn't get into this hobby because of fish. I absolutely loved the plants and when I didn't have a home, it was such a cool idea to have an indoor garden. If I do, I will likely go with regular old guppies.
Here are the new pics. As said, it's not algae free. I also need to trim but I figured a new journal would be good for the new start.