Ah yes...the Gomer thread and the famous tree. Very nice indeed.
My goal with the 10G descrbed above is to dabble in the Diana Walstad approach http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846
thus once the plants take hold I'll likely pull the CO2. I have VERY soft seattle water, thus the pH drop. It's at or below 6 right now, since the low pH solution is just barely turning pale yellow. I could buffer my water (which I'm about to start doing for my other tanks) but for this one I'm trying to keep all input except for light and water to a minimum. No dosing of any kind, either to alter the water chems or feed the plants.
I think there's anothe thread here somewhere in which a guy is looking for a photo of schooling rummynose ... (time passes) ah yes, here it is https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ight=rummynose
so if you get a good photo of your new school you might want to add it...
Good luck with the new setup and keep on tinkering!