a lot has happened since my last update. I moved into a new house, rescaped slightly after the move, built a new stand and got some new friends in the water. I was able to push back my algae and just set up my GLA Gro-2 regulator. Things are looking up. Photos are still from an iphone I apologize for that but it's what I have to work with at the moment.
Ill try to achieve some more detail and get a few more pictures up
Right now I am running my lights 7 hours a day with a 3hour rest after the first 3 hours co2 turns on an hour before light and off an hour before lights off. This is running at about 1.5 bps I would say. I am dosing UNS all in one fertilizer right now but also got everything for EI dosing from GLA. Im thinking about running the UNS for another week to see how things react but part of me also wants to start the tried and true EI.
I need a wider variety of plants as well I am thinking of adding A. Reinekii mini, rotalla mini butterfly, blyxa japonica and want to choose a few more that would work well, maybe a variety of ludwigia. Any suggestions?
Fauna I've added is 12 espei rasboras, 3 more amano shrimp, 2 tiger blood nerites, 1 assasin snail and 1 SAE who is having some problems..the day it went in it seemed fine then would just sit in spots for long periods of time even going belly up at times, at the bottom. i moved him and he swam off with limited range of motion. he has been hanging onn and seems to be breathing normally and eating wherever he is but he can not move around so well, not sure what to do.
as you can see the second half of the dude is a little wonky