The tank is humming along for now.
Since starting, I did a 50% water change on each Wednesday and Saturday till now.
We are about 2 weeks in.
I have replaced the Rotala Macandra by a Ludwigia Repens in the left back corner. Some of the Rotala was placed back in other areas to get some more contrast with the rest of the greens.
The L Repens will outgrow the tank, but I would like to see what it does when it grows above water level. So some stems I will keep in check, other I will let grow.
I also added some Rotala H'Ra in the middle and fore, together with some Eriocaulum Cinereum in between the Eleocharis Pusilla carpet.
Last weekend I trimmed the Rotala Wallichii and added a spray bar to the outflow of the filter. That improved the flow a lot (was too strong) but it created problems with the CO2 distribution.
So yesterday evening during water change I removed the bar and modified the flow/CO2 again. We will see in the next days if it improves.
All plants seem to be growing with some algae here and there. Nothing to worry about and I believe that the CO2/flow issue is the biggest contributor to the algae. The Otos and snails do have something to eat now.
I noticed that the moss (Riccardia Chamedryfolia and Vesicularia Dubyana are showing some less green leaves, almost brown.
Is this normal?
I did not trim any of it, not during planting and not after.
Here some pictures.
The first one is from one day after setting up.
The rest is from yesterday with also some top-down shots during water change.
Bump: Oh, and I have some trouble with the fish... they seem to prefer not to be in the tank and jump.
Every day I come home scared to find another one on the floor.
I am left with 5 glowlight danios and 4 blue tetras.
I also have to say that the male killifish has been removing 3 tetras (the smallest ones). I was not aware that these fish were carnivores.
What would be a good addition that will not jump?
Just in for information... and planning, a lot of planning