I really don't like how my 6.6g NPT is looking. I didn't cap it with enough sand when I set it up, so sometimes the dirt escapes during water changes and makes a mess. It's not very aesthetically pleasing and definitely needs some rearranging.
I'm fed up with the driftwood, it's still leaking tannins and I've had it in water since late December 2012/ January 2013
Also, I'm having major algae issues even with reduced light (less than 8 hours a day) and I stopped dosing Flora Pride (I started because my plants weren't looking that great)
I've noticed that my growth seems to be plateauing; I used to have to cut and replant the ludwigia about once a week, and I haven't had to in about 2-3 weeks now. It's very stemmy, and doesn't look as nice as the pics I see on here, and on plant selling sites.
This is when I first set it up, to get an idea of the hardscape. There are 3 lava rocks on the right side, I was hoping the java moss would attach, but alas, it didn't
This is the tank as of yesterday
As far as plants, I have...
anubias (I forget, I think it's a coffelalia? There's another one in there, I think it's an anubias nana)
crypts, I know I definitely have a crypt wendtii, no idea what the large ones in front are
marimo moss ball
More stem plants like bacopa or cambomba?
If I do rescape, do you think it would be easier to start with new soil/sand, or try to salvage the old stuff?