Finally sorted through all of the giant pieces of Manzanita I've got and was able to come up with a bunch of scraps that will be perfect for tiny tanks.
Most of it had broken off through the years into the bottom of the containers the wood was in. Cut off a few select branchy pieces. I should have looked through that stuff years ago. Would have been able to come up with something way nicer for the Spec III.
Speaking of the III: Processes 2PPM Ammonia per day, no Nitrite remains. Gonna be a fun waiting game until I can add shrimp.
The new piece of wood I added has some fun gunk growing on it:
It'll be gone by the time shrimp are added but they would love it.
Spec V is chugging along but the Ramshorns have ruined my C. parva bed:
Not even gonna replant it. Just gonna remove the rest, I think.
Unrelated to these tanks but... I got a new toy.
Finally used up all the store credit I had after trading in 1,000+ Endlers this spring. The store estimated it was closer 2,000 but who really knows? They were a nightmare. All I know is I snagged a new toy.