Thanks. I need to get a new camera because phones just don't cut it. It looks a LOT better in person.
I couldn't believe how quickly the water cleared up and how nice it looks. I had forgotten what a tank is supposed to look like lol. If Justin will ever get me my root tabs (I ordered 2 complete+ packs 2 Fridays ago) I can get the amazons and vals kicking back up again. I've got 3 amazons in there behind the stump but I'm going to kick all but which ever one is doing the best out in short order. I want it to get big like my last one and kind of anchor the scape/help soften the vertical look of the trunk.
I've got some plans still yet to execute. Equipment wise I need to get a Koralia (not sure on size yet.) I want to add in one of those Current USA Subcurrent filters to break the surface and allow me to add things like Purigen, peat, or w/e I decide necessary. Much like Craigthor does. I want to change 2 of the 6700k bulbs out with a plant grow (4000k I think?) and a 10,000k bulb. I'm going to build custom spray bars that bring both the 2215 outflows into one and then Y back out across the top. It will help keep the CO2 even across the tank without needing to go dual valves and build another reactor. I also need a new bulb for the UV.
As far as plants, I want to add some of that sexy Red Ludwiga Tom has as well as get a bunch of his Staurygone stems. I'm thinking some Rotala colorata and Ludwiga Glandulosa. I really want a lot of color variance. I'm going to look into a grass type forground also like DHG, micro sword, etc. Something a little different than the Staurygone foreground everyone seems to be doing now.
I kinda want to go against what's popular right now.