That nitra-zorb pad my wife ordered. It seems to be doing it's thing, or plants are doing their thing. Maybe I should have waited longer to see the effects all the plants are having, but I wanted to try and avoid a mid week watcher change just because, ya know, life. I tested last night, as I wanted to fert this AM, and nitrates were right around 10. I will test again tonight.
Overall plants are doing well. I see why pleco's are a real pita with planted tanks...I re-plant so many stems everyday because of that fish. Once he goes to a bigger tank, probably within a year, I will add more plants to the tank that I have growing out in other tanks.
Red root floaters continue to grow out of control. Will have to toss some soon so light doesn't get blocked. Maybe I should RAOK some of these?