Thanks everyone! I appreciate it
Here's some specs off the top of my head, sans coffee. Keep in mind, I'm non-technical and need to get my mind back in mode.
Rena Filstar XP1 and Fluval 404, with a HOT Magnum HOB for polishing ( I like a TON of circulation)
8x 39watt T5, Geismann (sp?) 10,000k & 6500K
Supplemental 72w PCF for photographing, bright bursts
Substrate consists of Flourite, pea gravel, playground sand and ADA Amazonia (yes, it's all mixed, the purists cringe in fear!!)
There is algae in the tank, of course. Since the tank was moved only a month and a half ago, things are still finding their place. AND, since before the move, the tank was basically on auto-pilot for a good year due to crazy life and I brain dumped a lot of what my specs, dosing, etc. I scrape the glass once a week with a 50% water change, toss in a few glugs of Excel and walk away. I've always been of the mindset that the animals come first (I've got a lot of fish happy, fat fish), so the plants take a back seat most of the time.
The plants would be a lot happier with me if I had the CO2 running. It got to be a bit of a PITA because my regulator would leak and finding the time to hunker down and fix the darn thing working 65 hours a week was not in my priority list
I want to get the CO2 back up, of course.
Jungle val, bazzzzzilllions of it
Crypt wendtii "green", "mi-oya", "red"
Rubin sword, Ozelot sword
Tropica sword (parviflorus?)
Little bit of water lettuce here and there
I think that's it?
That is indeed a little nano next to it. I'm growing out some petite Anubias and some moss since my jerk-SAE's mowed it down in the big tank.
There is still a lot I want to do with this tank. Some strategic stem plants in the gaps, CO2 of course, and perhaps a Marsilea carpet if my time permits. When I had my CO2 on, the tank was going gangbusters (it was even in PFK!) -- here's a link
to it's old form on APC. I had so much Blyxa japonica, I couldn't get ahead of it:
So... I sort of miss that, but I also remember how every day needed something done to it.