Trying to make more small improvements to my routine. I cleaned the glass lid of the thirty-eight last week; had always thought some obscurity was fine for my low-light low-tech tank but plants are looking even better this week so maybe that is one of the small things that helps. Certainly nicer to look down into the tank occasionally when the glass doesn't have hard-water deposits fogging it up. It took some doing to get most of it off- algae scrubber pad, vinegar which I left on for five minutes, and plastic fake-credit card. One area I wasn't able to get entirely clean, but it's much better.
I'm leaving a bigger gap of time between dosing macros and micros, and keeping up the back-to-normal increased micro dose (just under 10ml for the tenner, approx 30ml on the thirty-eight). I used to dose macros after everything was done for maintenance, then do cleanup, then come back and dose micros. I'd been told that with such a small dose (1/3 EI) it didn't matter to dose the macros and micros at same time- although usually it is recommended to do micros the next day. Now I'm dosing the macros before I'm even done with all the maintenance- and wait longer afterwards to add the micros- at least twenty, thirty minutes. I think it's made an improvement. I'm seeing regular pearling in both tanks after the water changes.
Apono capuronii is getting taller and taller.