I did like my original hardscape too, I did quite a bit of agonizing over changing it. It really had things quite tight though as my tank isn't very wide, also it had to be taking up some significant water capacity. It had to be about 60pds of rock I took out of there, maybe more. I really want to get more variety of plants too so it started to not make sense to cover up so much of my substrate. I've got the pogostemon in now, but like all of my plants it's from a emersed tropica cup so not much to look at yet.
I've calculated my ph drop not just from my tank with the co2 off for 14hrs but also from makeup water heated, aerated, and agitated for 48hrs. Seems 7.0 is my degassed ph as it's been super consistent. Even back when I just had liquid tests I was guessing 7.1-7.2 with the colour matching. I'm getting down to 6.0 with my co2 now in the controller. 6.0-6.2 is my fluctuation, I have it come on 2hrs before lights on and off 1/2hr before lights off. Fish seem good and I think the plants are liking it.
I also took the glass panels out of my lid under the light hoping to get a little more par out of my plant 2.0. And hopefully today I'll have a chance to work on calibrating and setting up the jebao, still dosing dry ferts.
45g fluval bowfront tank, plant 2.0 light, 2 x 206 canister filters, 5lb co2 art pro se
10g quarantine tank
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