stuff happened---like the tank started leaking---had to fix it. XD
well, i had to rescape---the rock structures are for the most part the same, give or take, i like this layout better though....throw in a piece of manzanita into the mix....
i really really loved this branch, but i couldnt figure out how to place it, such a friggen pain because it was to large. so i had the crazy idea of placing it in a way that would allow aquatic epiphytes to grow on it----so this is what happened:
yeah, it still looks friggen awkward, but that's because the plants havent grown and established themselves on the woodwork yet. give it a chance! I SWEARS IT'LL LOOK GOOD!
eh, throw some java moss on the naked branches:
Utricularia biloba hanging out on the top:
Utricularia nephrophylla is naturally found as a true epiphyte but also exists within the axels of bromeliads, hence it's tolerance to grow aquatically--at least to a point. other portions of it are growing on other parts of the wood as well.
how you might wonder why the heck did i place these two obscure plants in the tank---here are two reasons:
im also a carnivorous plant enthusiast---it's my feeble attempt to combine both hobbies. worst case scenario, i can take the wood and plants out, considering the rockscape stands quite well by itself, but i need the plants right now to help deal with nitrate levels. thanks for looking.