Quick progress update
Testing out not scrubbing the tank glass during water changes to see if snails can keep up with algea. 2 weeks of not scrubbing and its still looking pretty good.
Testing lower feeding levels for the fish. Nitrate was at 40ppm 2 weeks ago, down to around 30ppm now. I was likely overfeeding the fish.
The bumblebee catfish SA has reappeared again. I didn't see it for a month or so, now it is coming out for a swim every feeding time (twice a day). Yay! It's a fun fish to look at.
Lost the mystery snail the other week. No definite reason why has been established. https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/8...l-mystery.html
The blank angel fish had a scare the other week. It developed a white growth (scale damage with bacteria most likely). It's since made a great recovery. I just added a little stress guard and it healed right up. https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/2...-help-ich.html
The Limnophila sessiliflora is growing out great!
My patience is being tested. I really want the back middle to grow in but it's taking so long! The Limnophila hippuridoides and the Rotala rotundifolia grow so slowly! But they are making progress at around 1/2" to 1" a week?
The Rotala rotundifolia is not growing straight. It grows in weird spirals and leaning over to the side! Annoying. It's still to small to really prune or do much with.
I noticed a little algae growing on the Alternanthera reineckii Rosanervig that needs to be wiped off. I'm not 100% pleased with where the Alternanthera reineckii Rosanervig is right now. I'm thinking of spot to put it to create a full bush effect. Rather than a thin line effect. Any suggestions?
Thinking of making a better of a path for the catfish to use at the back of the tank.
I'm not sure if the sword plant is going to last in the tank. I really wanted a huge sword but it blocks so much light from the other plants I have to keep pruning it back. Might swap the crypt into the middle? Who knows.. that's the fun of the planted tank!
Edit add in:
I almost forgot! I have an Anubias flower!! I had to do some research when it appeared to figure out what it was, but it's been very exciting to look at (its on the left side). I think another one is about to open on the right side, Time will tell.