Using the sun in a window means that the plants grow towards the sun, so kind of sideways. lol. Not nice and straight up like my plants in the artificially lighted tank. Potentially thinking about rotating the tank to correct for this, but since it has a heater it means that the "ugly side" would face forward sometimes.
Still don't know why I have ammonia and nitrates at the same time. I am thinking it has to do with some of the plants decaying. It is weird, a plant is browning in one area and growing a bright green arm at the same time. Guess that is what I get for buying half dead plants.
Fish is always hungry. Sometimes I look at her at the bottom, thinking something is wrong because she keeps twitching only to discover that she is hunting, some poor creature that she happily devours. I haven't seen the snail for a while. I think she ate that too. I would say she has hunted everything to extinction, but i think I just spotted a water flea, zooming about. Somehow there is still a healthy population of mystery creatures.
All plants have grown except the moss ball, which pearls like crazy. The plants seem healthy, except for the half wilted anacharis. Once the new growth is a little bigger I will break them from the original and plant them. The java fern is one of my new favorite plants of all time. I currently add no ferts, but will consider doing so later. I only have Flourish, not Excel so don't worry!
I will try to test the water later.