Almost 2 weeks have passed by and want to share some of the updates
The 3 ottos are still alive woot
got fat bellies but only one figured out the algae thins...the other 2 just totally ignored em...
It turns out that mosses do not respond well to salt bath...the coral moss was totally toasted...flame moss and fissen went all brown but luckily there
are small green shoots here and there, let's hope they survive!
I didnt really plant the HC right (didnt split them up and plant them one by one), so some of the bottom ones are melting...Im hoping once the root grows deeper, I can vaccum the melted leaves out...I'm just kinda picking them out one by one now (the cost of being lazy...
Also ordered a few more plants online and got them in this monday, I consider the tank fully stocked now (perhaps some tetras later on... dunno yet!)
Looks like the Sera Nitriven does work for cycling (or was that the ADA amazonia?). Water parameters:
General Hardness 20- ppm
KH 10- ppm
I feel like a mad scientist having all those small potions and test tubes on my desk now lol
Anyway some photos!!!
Some stone "steps" I setup, got some ADA stones from LFS, so lucky!!!
Otos are very camera shy....can only stuff my hand to the back of the tank and snap this shot...there are 2 of them chilling there....dunno where the last one went!!!