Thanks for the congrats and the check-in demonbreedr16, vtkid, sewingalot, and monkeyruler! I'm so excited about the baby coming, but my wife has TERRIBLE morning sickness all day long right now. She's been feeling really bad.
I got an iphone so I haven't been posting as much lately because its not as typing friendly as my laptop, but I'm still keeping an eye on all of your tanks!
I'm sad to say there is not much new with this tank. Still the same old plants, just taller and more algae. I've got some GSA all over the lower stems of the alternanthera, and some kind of fuzzy gross light brown slimy algae on the substrate where the blyxa meets the front glass, which is right where the current flows.
I think my technical problems are:
Co2 distribution is not good in the tank
Filter flow is low with this XP1 (a dirty XP1 lol)
Plant mass is low.
I have however stuck to my weekly 50% WC's, just no fine tuning like in the past. I think I have old tank syndrome. I've just lost interest because I am never home on weekends anymore and I'm traveling for work a lot.
That being said, if I can get past labor day, I think I'll be more into it again.
I think for now the plan will be to combine this 29 and my ten gallon into a new 15 gallon tank that I bought, and just have one tank to maintain, with good equipment and lower light. I'd like to try mostly different types of anubias, java ferns, and mosses. I'd like to have everything attached to rocks and DW so rescaping is easy and fun.
Question: With the lower light plants I mentioned, will it be beneficial to run my pressurized Co2 on the new low light tank? I've heard a few opinions on this. I don't mind keeping up with the weekly dosing and WC's.
Thanks for the help!