Alright, things are looking good so far. Found out that mother dearest is not
coming over, she threw out her back and it's a 3 hour drive over mountains...not fun for her! But that means I hopefully will not be getting ghost shrimp...better for the shrimp, and better for my impulse control, lol
Anyways, I added diy co2, currently getting 1bpm after being set up for just 3 hours...yay. Diffusing it with an airstone, but I can see I'm getting bubbles all the way to the bottom, and the plants seem to already be loving it...I think even my anubias is bubbling!
One question though, can you gas out a bowl with no critters in it? It's gonna be a lot of co2, especially with the lights off, and I don't want stuff dying on me. (aside from the mandatory crypt melt, of course)
Anyways, a pic of it in the morning light:
A closer look at the bottom...and the wee baby crypt by the rock
Sorry for the blurriness, the airstone actually does a fairly good job at diffusing the co2
One more question actually, any thoughts on the scaping? It's my first time doing any serious planning into plant layout. I'm thinking about maybe adding some more stems of some sort, if I get money, but that might have to wait.