Today was a better day - I delayed the start of the co2 from 8AM to 10AM, turned it down as well.
I was at a 6.5 pH by end of day which is about a .7 pH drop.
Still trying to learn the rate of change on this new reactor.
BBA/Staghorn is kinda aggressive... I'm dosing 6ml Excel every night starting 2 days ago, I don't think its going to knock back what I have but maybe I can put a stop to it.
Then I'll focus on clearing as much off as I can.
I'm gonna move the baby tears from the background and put it in the center where the crypt spiralis is and widen the Rotala mound in the back.. Move the center plants off to the sides..
Originally planned to be able to see sand all the way to the back glass but I feel like I'm going to end up with a carpet sooner than later.
I just need more plants. This scape is so sparsely planted because I have a lot of open space up front.
I'm so amazed the rotala is growing! It's not stunted at all lol. It's not very colorful though, but I am running on 3 lights pretty far from the tank.
I'm dosing APT complete every other day...
I wonder what other rotala's I can grow now - literally never been able to grow any longer than a week before they stunted.
The CPD's are happy. Think I lost maybe 1 or 2 but I can't figure out where they went. Very hardy little fish!
As for the shrimp, I think I have 3 berries right now - can't find many males though so I'm worred if I lost all of them as they were smaller and had less oxygen in their body's to survive the brief suffocation =[