So, got to apologize first, pics are sort of more noisy/blurry than usual. Messed up phone camera settings and didn't notice how cruddy until photos were uploaded.
News wise, front loading micros experiment was officially a bust. Sorry @Grobbins48
. At least in this tank, I don't think I can go more than 2 days without micros. A day skipped is pretty safe, but hesitant to play with 2 days. Consistent micro fert'ing brought me back to this (Front loading macros still works of course) :
"red nesaea" compared to a few weeks back... it was NOT happy.
pogostemon stellatus is turning into one of my favorites
Trying to make the flamingo farm a little better. Realized back in January, I tweaked and lowered the dose of my gh booster. Was rewarded with steady declining crypts and the flamingos were no exception. The slow decline made me not realize how badly they suffered until I scrolled back in the journal. As the flamingos were making a comeback thanks to some osmocote pellets, I noticed that the leaves were still all curled lengthwise. Guessing it to be a possible calcium issue, I bumped up the gh booster a bit and there seem to be some life now. Let's see where the upcoming weeks take us.
Finally, full tank shot after some much needed trimming. Not too visible but there was a lot "brush clearing" to create "elbow room" (or is it "leg room" in this case?) in the hidden areas. The jungle look was pretty but it was melting lloydelias and rotala ramosiors at the bottom half stem. Now there's a back channel between the last row of stems and the moss wall for fresh co2 water to sluice through and it seems to have improved the situation some.
BBA wants its time in the sun too .. yea, I get it too.
Can't raise jellyfish, so frogbit will have to do. This guy floats around...
And finally, some parting shots of photobombing fish.