School has been killing my lately. Damn automatic control systems. Anyone have any secrets? haha So I haven't been able to update my journal, but I finally have some time.
I went ahead and bought the apex controller, and so far I'm in love with it. It is so nice to not have 4 timers for everything. Being able to monitor my ph is nice as well so I can dial in my C02 amount. I plan on doing a big write up on the apex after I have some more time with it.
The kessil light is doing amazing. I love it. It's so simplistic and it's showing some great growth and color. A lot of people say it doesn't support red colors, but my ludwigia palustris and my alternanthera reineckii are both showing awesome colors.
Right now I'm starting a battle with Green Dot Algae, I'm increasing my phosphates and C02 and lowered my light period by 2 hrs to help combat it.
I'm also starting to notice some diatoms starting, which is normal for a month old tank and I know will pass in a couple weeks.
I did a simple scape with some ohko stone I had. I'm waiting for everything to fill in right now.
I need some help deciding on fish though. Right now I have 2 rummynose tetra from my old tank, I think I'm gonna try and see if my LFS will take them. I had a German Blue Ram in the past, so this time I was thinking of getting an Apisto. That leaves the middle of the tank empty however and I have no clue what to fill it with. Any suggestions?