The above photo is from Thurs 08/08. Pulled, topped and replanted the L. palustrus and R wallichii during yesterday's water change as well as some selective pruning. Neglected to take a photo tho.
And my apologies @Phil Edwards
. I really thought I had responded to your post above. Would gladly get you some sag sub next time I thin or just let me know anytime and I'll pull some. The interest in Mg(NO3)2 was as a substitute for KNO3. I was concerned I was already adding a lot of potassium from the GH booster.
A fair amount has happened in the last two weeks. For starters the ich got to the point where it had to be treated. Eight days if Ich-X with daily 25 gallon water changes did the trick. A chore for sure but didn't lose any fish.
Gave the lone surviving cory eight friends earlier in the week. Also, angels - ordered three each black velvet and platinum and received four of each:
May have to rehome a couple if they all make it to young adulthood. The blacks are nickle size and the plats more like dime size. Have them in a ten gallon for growout with pool filter sand and a single stem of wisteria. Am thinking now it might have been better to have left the tank bare bottomed as I try to fatten them up with many feedings a day. Easier to clean. The ramshorns I put in there seem to have difficulty traversing the sand. Anyone observe similar? Yesterday, I noticed one of the blacks wasn't eating. Might need to deworm/generally treat for parasites but would have thought the breeder would have. Maybe just constipated. Will be watching that very closely.
As for the plants, no algae atm. At the early stage of considering making some changes as the tank is getting pretty jungle-like. May soon try a few different species and move and remove a few. And thinking I might have some kind of nutrient deficiency but I've no experience or knowledge on the subject. The R. wallichii is generally healthy and grows about 8-10" per week but a couple of stems (two to the right of image) seem to get ratty tops periodically:
And one stem of L. peruensis (left side of image) is particularly curly leaved with noticable white veining. It's the only stem of the bunch like this and has been for some time:
Any thoughts/help would be greatly appreciated.