I really don't like the light, so I took it off. Such a shame, too! Hopefully my marsilea and water lettuce will be alright with how low light the environment is.
The ludwigia has also developed a nice case of thread algae. It may resolve itself as the aquarium matures, I guess. I dosed with some iron, so that may attribute to its growth. It seems to be opportunistic when it comes to attaching to other plants, but it really, really likes the ludwigia.
I didn't add the buddha from the old set-up into the picotope because it has air bubbles [???]. Disappointing, but I'm not willing to risk it flaking off one day. Sooo, what to add as a focal point without my ornament, hm..
But in other news, I've finished the semester. I'll be taking calc 3, physics, statics, and a general engineering course come Fall.