On Day 2 I tested the water and had some interesting results. The ammonia was just barely showing up. Not quite at .25, but not at zero either. No nitrites or nitrates. The pH is the one I wasn't prepared for though. It was reading 6.0 which is the lowest the API test reads, so it could have actually been lower. I've been reading about how water hardness affects pH and I still don't entirely understand it, but from what I read I'm assuming the water didn't have a high enough KH (or is it GH?) to buffer the organics in the MGOPM. I'm using RO and RO right so I might just not have added enough to my water before filling the tank. I ordered the API hardness test kit which will be here Wednesday.
Day 2 pics:
The plants really seemed to like the sunlight. Quite a few were pearling. Here's a shot of the balansae plant: