Wow. It's been almost 10 days and this thread is far back. I probably should bookmark it so I don't need to go digging through the forums looking for it next time.
I bought three more Amano Shrimp to combat the HA. They have adjusted well to the tank and are loving their never-ending feast.
I spread out the hairgrass last week. It doesn't seem to be doing much besides collecting algae. I'm guessing it will start to grow in a few weeks as it roots down. My Cabomba and Bacopa have been EXPLODING with growth. I'm really excited to see that since it's what I got into this hobby for. This might also be due to the second 2L bottle of Co2 I added after last weeks water change.
The Bacopa grew at least 6 inches within the past week, and I had to cut it down, replant it, and then replant one stem on the opposite side of the tank in order to watch it grow on its own. The Cabomba, on the other hand grew, and then grew on growths, and then shot to the side and grew some more offshoots.
The left crypt is still in its pot, hasn't experienced much growth (gee, I wonder why?) and the crypt on the right not only grew more leaves, taller, and generally more impressive also was the breeding ground for snails. Sadly, I didn't take any pictures of the eggs themselves. At first I thought they were my tetras eggs, but when I woke up a few mornings later there were little baby snails around my whole tank. I'm not sure what to do with them now! If you could identify as to what type of snail they are (pictures to follow) that would be pretty sweet.
Anyway, my dosing regiment has changed. I cut dosing Iron because I believe that my hair algae was a result of excess Iron. I still only dose KNo3 Sundays (after water change) Tuesday, Thursday. This seems to have stopped the hair algae from growing, but that might have just been because I added the Amanos.
FTS - Its looking greener by the day!
Snail - Any idea what type of snail this is?
Baby snail - Cute! But i'm worried about what it will turn into!
Hair Algae still?
swordplant offshoot, it seems to be doing pretty healthy.
Otto - The Lone Otto! (Cleverly named "Auto" for its Automatic cleaning ability)