hi all...it's been a while since i've been around. sorry for letting this thread die, and leaving questions unanswered, but i think you guys have done fine without me
and i've come back to resurrect it!
@talontsiawd: never heard of albany aquarium. i guess that means another road trip!
getting to the down and dirty, the tank has been running on minimal demands. recently dropped a few iron tabs into the downoi region and can see notable green coloration almost immediately. :P my CO2 paintball canister ended up with a broken valve, and i never got around to replacing it, devastating the eglaria
. the downoi seems to not mind about the absence of CO2 supplementation as long as it gets its high lighting and iron fix. not to mention im getting a lot of dirt debris (dont really know what to call it) settling all over the tank, leaves, rocks, especially after a water change. i try vacuuming it but it seems to magically reproduce--which is a special type of frustration as vacuuming could be easy accidentally destroy the hardscape if i was careless.
anywho, thanks for listening to me complain a bit. here's an update as a thanks.