So it's been a crazy few months... Unfortunately it's been a bad crazy versus a good crazy....
The continued temperature swings killed all but one GBR.
I was not a happy camper. This was followed by more algae, a problem which was left to explode due to a busy school/finals/work schedule.
Right as things started to slow down a few days ago, my fiancÚ left me... So it was a [censored][censored][censored][censored]ty end to 2012. Oh well, life goes on & it's easier now then later requiring a divorce. Haha...
The good side is now I can go back to focusing on what I wanna do! Fish!
The tank was a wreck. So many over grown plants, decaying plants, algae....you get the point. I worked about 4-5 hours on it today. It's not perfect by any means. I siphoned out a ton of debris, removed all the algae by hand, did a massive water change. Pulled out a ton of plants and replanted them. Trimmed the hell out of some if the plants split some of them apart. I'm gonna have to wait a few days and do another water change and siphon out more junk.
I have to get back on a regular dosing and light schedule. Like whoa! Hahaha...
A lot of the plants have done well but they all need regular nutrients to do much better like they should!
As you can see there is still some debris.
This sword has come a long way & now has all submerged growth.
I thought this was a pretty cool find! I'd never seen a leaf with so many young plants growing from it, I'm used to maybe a couple but not that many!