Finished planting in the dwarf hair grass today. I have 2 sources... the fancy tissue culture stuff sold as 'mini' (planted in the middle of the tank) and some taller stuff sold as 'belem' from @bartohog on the forum here planted along sides. Really wonderful stuff from him and he's been great to work with through some PayPal issues on my end.
As far as I can tell from reading, the two are the same plant to some/most people, so it will be interesting to see them side by side as they grow in and mature. I'm committed to a dry start method. Might try spraying some miracle grow on them to see what that does. I'm fine "rinsing" the tank many times if it helps get the growth coming on strong sooner.
Also, the finnex ray 2 came in, and all I can say is... wow! That really cranks out some light. I won't hesitate to buy a second if needed to get the growth I'm going for.
The first of the fish arrived today. They are currently residing in a quiet little blackwater quarantine tank while this grows in. They are 40 Boraras maculata. They came from Wetspot in Portland OR (via aquabid). Nice fish, great price, well packed, and fun to talk with on the phone. They are on my watch list for the otos I'll be needing. I'm not sure the maculatas will like the super high light in this tank.... so might be setting up another low-er light, moss and wood tank for them, sooner than I thought I might get a second going.
Anyways, here's a few hasty phone pics. I have a DSLR and will get that out at some point too...
@opare - I'm going to leave the rocks as is for now
let's see how it grows in, and can always move it later.
Have a good weekend, everyone.