Here's the procedure:Dianna, what do you suggest for regions with soft water? how to supplement?
The new photos do show many plants, but they're very small. [I couldn't even see them in the earlier photos.] The total "plant biomass" may not take up nutrients quickly enough to prevent algae. For the first 2 months you've got a soil substrate temporarily pouring nutrients into the water. Right now the water looks a little cloudy. That could be soil turbidity or the start of green-water algae. Whatever it is, I would recommend changing the water.Here are some close up shots of tank #1
Tank 2 also has lots of stems around the wood and I plan on filling in some more Blyxa and I was also thinking of adding some Marselia in the very front.
I suppose what I'm doing is scaping, but with a El Natural twist. :-k