Do you still have this tank? How is it doing?
I have not been active in here for a while. I just logged in today and saw your comment. Yes, the tank is still going. It must be somewhere around 2.5 years old now, almost 3!!! Wow, time flies. However it has gone through some... let's say, periods of "slight abandonment..." followed by periods of "let me try to fix it again". Right now it's kind of in a in-between phase, sorta getting better.
Below are some pics so you have an Idea of the current situation.
The major changes have been that I had to end up removing all the HC that was growing on the rocks, because it was covering all of the beautiful hardscape textures, then the Fissidens moss started to creep in everywhere and cover the rock as just the same, or worse. I don't like the way it looks even less, but the problem is that this Fissidens has turned into sort of an infestation, growing everywhere. It does not grow as a pretty ball anymore, and it is very difficult to remove. I have to pull individual little clumps of it from the rock and it grows again all over. Thinking about replanting some HC on the rocks again, but to keep better controlled this time. I don't know, I am running out of ideas with this tank since it is so small and I am limited to what I can do to it without redoing the whole scape.
On other news, I've been considering buying a bigger aquarium for some time now, so that I can a create fuller scape and not be cramped by the tiny size. Actually, today I bought a new tank that I will be setting up soon. It is an ADA 90P
!!! so it is about 10 times bigger in volume as my 5 gallons (plenty of room to get creative). I am super excited about it. I've been thinking about doing a real high tech aquarium this time with a nice CO2 system and all that, to see what comes out. I will be creating a new journal for that one. So stay tuned for it in about a month or so.
I might continue to post some updates on this tank if I can manage to get it looking a bit better again. But to be honest, I am a bit bored of this same scape by now.
Thanks for following along, Till next time.