Well the bristlenose have been breeding very well. So well in fact that i have been considering moving the male to my other tank to try and control the rate they are turning out the babies. Hopefully i will be able to sell the number that i have already. The plants are doing well. One of the species in there is almost a weed it is growing that well.
I have also put an under gravel filter in the sump tank that the pump draws from. I was having problems with the java moss blocking the pump inlet every few days. So far i have not seen any reduction in flow from the pump which is a good sign. Soon i will add some worms to the gravel to try and help keep it a bit cleaner.
There are no photos of the plants in the grow bed because, well, they are doing crap and no one wants to see that! I really need to sort out some better lighting for them.