Just a quick update. Did a huge big cleaning of the tank today as well as some rescaping. Trimmed and replanted the tops of the Ludwigia repens since it was starting to crawl over the surface. Also trimmed off the highest two Limnophila aromatica stems. Sadly, the stemmed reached the surface (about 3-4 inches from the light) and showed no signs of turning pink or anything, so I'll just have to settle for the fact that nothing turns red in my tank.
I pulled one sword and some crypts out of the right side of the tank to make some space. I might try some Hygrophila corymbosa 'kompact' and some jungle vals along the right side of the tank. Who knows. Removed the Rotala rotundifolia and a big chunk of the chain sword since I needed space and the swords weren't doing very well. Rotala rotundifolia was doing terribly. It completely stopped growing and was all stunted all over the place. There must be something in the water preventing it from growing, maybe a case of allelopathy. I moved the HM out from under the tiger lotus because it was starting to get choked out of light. Does anybody think that this lotus will get out of control in the future?
Lastly, the clado is getting more prevalent than I thought. It was all over the driftwood and has started appearing in various plants. I am pulling up as much as possible every single week during the water change, but it is still spreading. I cannot get rid of it and it is continuing to grow. I'm not sure if it will eventually get out of control or what I should even do at this point.
I've also had these cardinals from Rachel for one week in my QT. They are waiting to go in the main tank. All are healthy so far.