Time for an update. As there is always a reason to wait a while for something else to grow just right, it has been a while.
I'm still wrestling with my fert regimen. My first 10 lb CO2 tank dating back to July just got a refill. For most of the time, the CO2 was on a timer with my lights, and I've been dorking with the levels. So, this tank might not last quite 7 months like the first one. Per the recent Tom Barr EI threads (and continuing green spot), I've just starting bumping my target PO4 levels to around 2.0, NO3 levels up to 20 and K up to 20. I only dose NO3 and K on water changes. My healthy fish load seems to keep the NO3 fairly stable. I'm adding 0.3 ppm of PO4 every other day, and 1 ml of my CSM+B every day (w/ 3 ml on water change).
Current plants include: (back row) L. repens, Alternanthera reineckii, Rotala indica, Hemianthus micranthmoides, Myaca fluviatilis, Crypt balansae, Bacopa caroliniana (? recently collected near Miami), Hygrophila difformis.
(mid/front) Heteranthera zosterifolia, Sagitarria sublata, Java fern (very small clump), Crypt wendtii, Lobelia cardinalis - dwarf, Marsilea quadrifolia, Lilaeopsis basiliensis, Marimo ball (why
?), E. ozelot, Crypt wendtii, Anubia nana, Vallisneria spiralis.
Current fish load: Sally (my giant, lazy SAE), 2 threadfin rainbow, 4 harlequin rasbora, 4 cardinal tetra, 10 rummynose tetra, 6 oto, 3 leopard danio, 3 red swordtails (+ assorted babies
), 1 bristlenose plec, 2 botia kubotai, 1 botia rostrata, 1 botia "Yo-yo", 7 assorted corydoras.
Comments? Suggestions? Corrections of above? Let 'em fly!!