How long are you running your lights? Its easy to start out with too long of a photo-period. I would recommend just starting with 5-6hours then once you have CO2 and fertilizers running start to increase the amount of hours to 7-8.
I got some plants, Nerites and fish in today. The Glosso mat was cut into pieces and is not pretty right now but....:wink: I have pieces of slate sitting on top if the Glosso to hold it down until it takes root.
Once the plants start to grow, I'm sure I'll be moving them around.
I want to find some type of low growing, bushy plant that I can put along the banks of the stream, towards the back to give it height and depth.
I am so loving this tank. I want to set up more.:help:
My CO2 tank, regulator and reactor came in today, also. I had the tank filled and will set it up tomorrow, praying I don't kill my fish.
Here are some updated pics. I'm not happy with the Glosso at all. It's too tall and messy looking. I'm still growing an algae forest:help: but I think it's getting better. I'm only turning the light on for about 5 hours a day.
I changed out the Glosso for something that looks more like grass. I removed the "stream" sand and replaced it because the black diamond sand had gotten mixed up in it. I have a plastic divider between the two right now until the plants take over along the stream bed to separate the stream from the land.