So I tore my aquascape apart completely.
Last picture of the old scape, not so hot I know. The Java Ferns just got out of control.
I finally made the leap to pressure Co2! yay, I installed a GLA Co2 system last week and am still dialing it in. I think I'm getting more Co2 in the water then I “ever” have before with the 4 bottle DIY set-up. Everyday I turn it up just a pitch higher. Right now it’s at about 4 bubbles per second.
Ludwigia Repens (new for me)
Java Fern (I saved just one teeny tiny baby plant) see if you can find it.
Dwarf Lobelia Cardinalis
The only somewhat difficult plant is the Glandulosa, it seems to need alot of Co2. Every time my DIY would run on the slower side the tips of the leaves would twist.
1.8 watts T-5 NO (10,000K x 2 and 7,600K x 2)
EI dosing (at half)
4bps GLA Co2 (into a external reactor)
The new, I cleaned both filters (2217, 2215), one right after the rescape and the other a week later. Water's pretty clean
Tropica Crypts are on the right, two plants placed in front of the Repens. Green Crypts are left front with glandulosa in back and Lobelia to the left. Some java moss on the wood. With one teeny-tiny Java fern stuck to the wood as well. I was going to toss all the Java Fern out but just couldn't rid myself of it. Java Fern is the very first plant I ever bought and that tiny little 3 leaved plant is related to that first plant I bought some 6-7 years ago.
Comments? I am hoping this set up when it grows in will have better depth and be more "balanced"?