Not much has happened since my last update. my co2 regulator from green leaf aquarium stopped working and has been unreliable. ive contacted them since they say they back up their products so far they've tried to help me troubleshoot the problem I suspect its a faulty working pressure knob. anyways itll be a while until I get co2 running so ive replaced it with excel for now. I'm curious as to how the hairgrass will do. I know the monte carlo will perish because ive tried growing it before with excel and it never did anything, it didn't die but for 4months nothing grew. The hairgrass on the other hand did and even carpeted so we'll see how it goes. the mini Christmas moss has been doing awesome and the sp japan bounced back. The trimming of needle leaf fern in the back have been doing good also lots of new baby plants on the leafs. One of the female apistos has been manifesting breeding behavior so hopefully we get lucky! The filter is riding solo now I removed the aquaclear 30 for a shrimp breeding tank I'm starting. when the tree grows in ill add shrimp to the tank to keep my apistos stimulated into hunting and the shrimp should have enough cover to keep population dense.