After flip-flopping back and forth trying to decide if I wanted to fill the tank with shrimp or cories+tetras, fate decided that I would win a local RAOK and receive some PRL.
Here are some of the changes since the initial update:
added several varieties of buce from buceplant
added java fern from LFS
had to treat the tank with fenben very early on due to hydra
added a mesh bag of soil to the filter to drop the pH to 6.5 – I still want it to go lower, closer to 6.
Admittedly, I haven’t been paying much attention to this tank in terms of upkeep. If you didn’t notice, a lot of detritus has accumulated on the surface of the white sand, and there’s various algae growth on the buces, especially on the ones in the middle of the tank where the light is more intense.