Thanks. The other 3gal started as just a piece of manzanita. Now it's a moss jungle. This one will grow out over the course of a few weeks. Fissidens should bush up pretty nicely and the Xmas Moss from Han is super-healthy and should grow quickly.
pH with RO and this substrate is pretty low. So it takes a good 3-4 weeks to be safe. I almost always run things longer to develop a nice environment for shrimp. The more goodies growing on surfaces, the better.
It looks good. Nice black background. I like how simple it is.
You seeded it with media, but you're waiting 5-6 weeks? Is that for extra safety measures?