Unfortunately there's not much to update on. Took in a friend's Oscar because of a tank crisis. Gotta figure out what to do with the Oscar before I proceed with the tank. Just battling him digging right now so he doesn't muck up the MTS underneath the sand.
It's been a while so I figure I'll update. Just got a new light and I'll be getting the co2 filled tomorrow. Light is a Current USA Satellite+ Pro. Working for an aquarium company has its perks, it retails close to $300 but I got it much cheaper through a wholesaler. This light is wicked bright. I'm starting to like where this tank is going. It's been a long, incredibly slow process, but I'm making some progress. Hopefully after the light and co2 the plants will fill in more, especially the swords and vals.