Here's a 1 week update:
The tank is currently getting 1/3 EI micros with supplementary P and K, along with 2ppm ammonia every other day to keep my bb going. CO2 is 25ppm when the lights turn on, and peak at 30 by lights off. Right now, lights are on for 6 hours with the red channel at 40% and the blue channel at 20%.
KH = 8.5
GH = 10
PH (w/o CO2) = 7.9
PH (w/ CO2) = 6.8
Temp = 75 deg f
Overall, I haven't seen any signs of algae with the exception of traces on the lily pipes. The only concern I have is that I'm still getting some surface scum, either from the tank cycling or from the BDBS. I've been shop-vac'ing it off, and it seems to be getting a little better. There is a ton of surface agitation, so I'm hoping it will go away on its own. This sounds strange, but I was hoping for a little bit of algae so I could shut down my other tank and move everyone in. As it stands, there is no algae for my otos, nerites, amanos, and SAEs. I was hoping to avoid feeding veggies if possible, but I'll be shutting down my 90 next weekend, one way or another.
The S. Repens is showing strong growth, with only very slight yellowing and no melting from the transition.
The DHG is seemingly exactly the same as when planted. No new growth to note, but no melting or deficiency noted.
A. Reineckii is showing some promise. The new growth is coming in more red, despite very conservative dosing and reduced lighting.
The Buce is growing some new leaves that are still green unfortunately. I was hoping the higher lighting would bring out their coloration, but nothing yet.
The C. Balansae is going through a pretty rough melt, but is sending out new leaves regularly. The old growth melting isn't worrying at all, I was expecting it.
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