~ UPDATE 21 Dec. 2014 ~
No further issues with mold. HC is browning slightly. Glosso is doing well but I haven't been keeping up with trimming so it's gone up instead of over. A. reineckii has new leaves. All are rooting.
After a failed first attempt, I took the tank apart and am now trying a DSM. I hope to grow out a decent carpet of dwarf baby tears, though I'm still waiting on the HC to arrive. I'm fairly new to keeping a planted tank, so any and all advice is appreciated, especially in regards to DSM... and all of the questions I have down below
-Brazilian fern (runner from a huge one my mother has sitting around, it's fairly beat up but I tossed it in anyway)
-May add DHG as well if I find it at Petco.
Substrate is Eco-Complete with a bit of black sand on top and a total of 3 Flourish root tabs. Should I crumble them up or will they do a good enough job jusr sitting in there? I need to put more sand around the glosso.
I added a bit more water and there's finally some condensation now (16h after setup). The rosette sword and dwarf sag were looking a bit shriveled and brown on the edges, which concerned me. Someone suggested putting a bowl with a wet sponge in there, which I think I'll try since I've heard of people getting mold/fungus with stagnant pools of water.
Lighting is a 6500k 60W equivalent flourescent bulb in an 8" reflector sitting on the glass top (probably 8" from substrate) on a 14h photoperiod. Is that too much? I have a 40W equivalent I can switch it to.
The glosso is turning a bit yellowish in areas with some brown spots. Too much light? Or could it be due to the lack of humidity overnight? I'm spraying plants as needed with distilled water. Should I put something (Flourish Comprehensive?) in the water to make it a nutrient spray?
The room temperature stays between 68 and 72 degrees, as does the tank. Is it necessary to heat the tank further? If so, what would be the cheapest way? Working with a college student budget here