So it's definitely more than a week ago since I've last updated this journal with pictures. Sorry! I was busy with college and finals were coming up, so I had no time to really do much planted tank journaling. Now I have time, and within the next week, I'm starting summer classes.
Anyways, the tank's been going well nicely, with some algae gaining a foothold in the tank. I've recently dosed h2o2 with excel afterwards to help combat the algae. People were right...glosso sure does grow like a weed, and it definitely is growing over itself. Kinda surprised about that.
Here's a distance shot of the tank. I'm terrible with pictures.
My dad also bought me a regulator and a new diffuser, and I have to say, they're amazing. I'm also able to not worry about having to mess with the needle valve as much, even though it's aquatek. The bubbles coming from the new diffuser are amazing.
Unfortunately I broke my old bubble counter...one of the sides of the bubble counter broke up. So cheap
. I'm using the bubble counter that comes with the aquatek regulator, and I think it's pretty bulky...do not want.
I managed to pick up some Eleocharis Sp. Belem, and it's been growing pretty well in the tank. Though somewhat slower than gloss, I'm happy it doesn't grow as quickly as glosso, or I'd have a broken back within the next year
. It's really green in the picture, and I'm diggin that
What's weird, is that I don't think my alternanthera reineckii mini is as red as pictures from others usually have. Is that just me? Do I need to dose more iron, or is it just from my picture quality? You guys can see the green spot algae that's sorta crawling around and creeping in my tank here.
The otos hide pretty often, and come out when it's dark. The only shrimp I have left in this tank are the amanos, the cherries all expired sadly. Even after treating the tank with paraguard, they slowly dwindled in numbers and eventually disappeared. Kinda sad about that.
That's what I got for now, somehow managed to get a really annoying cough. Curses! It's almost summer and almost time for my classes..