Time for an update. The past week I've been having lots of issues with this tank. As far as having plant loss and co2 issues.
We'll my HC as I expected isn't doing so well, I'm going to have to figure out a new foreground plant that's good with medium light.
On my co2 I almost gassed my in cycle guppies, so I had to pull my ada drop checker out of my other aquarium and put it in here. I also opted for co2 on a 8hour period when I have the lights on, it was to hard to maintain the co2 24/7. Co2 is currently set at 1 bubble per 4 seconds. When I shut my lights and my co2 off the drop checker is at a yellow green.
My cycle is done, but my soil is still leaching out ammonium. I'm going to wait a week or 2 till I add my betta in. Hopefully the flow in this tank isn't to strong for her.
I'm still battling algae also, it's looks like most of the hair algae has died off. The thing is now the tank looks like there's a spider living in there, since all the hair algae turned white. I still have to handpick out the dying algae everyday.
On to the pics
Here's the HC not doing so well. Covered in hair algae, plus I don't know how that random piece of rotala started growing in there
ADA drop checker when I first turn the lights on