Thank you. I feel better.
The tank is just about one month old.
Nitrate 40-ish? These color cards make it hard for me to decide.
KH seems to be around 5 and pH 7.0 since I increased Co2 (pressurized, 1.8 bps).
Um, those are the only test kits I have.
Yamato Green ferts. 220 watts compact fluorescents.
Plants are really making themselves at home, but still a bunch of old crud that needs to eventually finish dying off.
I did my 50% water change today and rooted around in that area of the substrate. I am glad to hear that Eco-Complete isn't especially prone to anerobic pockets. I really enjoy it but was worried that it might be more likely to compact. I have heard many good things about the stuff, and I feel like it will be soft on tender barbels.
Oh yeah, I did find a baby MTS and dropped him in. Yes, I have seen the way they can burrow.
My complaint is with those plain, roundish snails that are taking over.
~Behold the Savior of mankind,
nailed to the shameful tree.
How vast the love that Him inclined,
to bleed and die for thee.~