Ok. So i ended up ripping out 99% of the cryptos, I kept just a bit for the foreground. I'm sure it'll bounce back in no time. As I was cleaning I found clumps upon clumps of Java Fern buried in the Java Moss. I tried to get rid of the moss but of course the one string that escaped will multiply and end up choking the tank in a matter of months. Hey, what can you do?
In any event the amount of sludge under the plants and under the rocks in there was insane. After 2 60% water changes its still all over. I'm hesitant to do another change so soon. Should I wait a day or two?
The open space is great, its actually relaxing to sit there and watch. Now I can go back to my LFS and get some new residents, I've been pushing it off till a did this clean up. Not sure why but I can't invest in a tank I know I'm gonna renovate...
As an afterthought, does the tank look unbalanced? With the dense right and the open left
Last edited by oscarmeir; 02-11-2013 at 06:15 PM.