time for pics!!
so I completed my whole list. only took me 5 hours! my back hurts so bad!
so i pulled all the plants, and WOW! so many! i had three large mixing bowls with plants in there. my hand for reference.
then i emptied the tank, bleached the heater and other stuff, cleaned the walls, blah blah blah. repositioned the spraybar. spruced up the sand. here it is dry
bleached ALL the plants. it took forever, but it was cool seeing the ugly BBA go blonde! i ended up throwing alot of the bottom 1/3 of the plants away. as it the bottoms were covered on some stems in BBA. especially on the rotundifolia.
once i finished bleaching the plants, i had inspiration! originally i planned on just taking everything out and cleaning it, and removing the driftwood. and making this tnak a growout tank until i could buy some nice manzanita.
but, i decided to do a dutch inspired scape. so i took the rocks from this scape,
along with a few other rocks of the same source, and came up with a hardscape just to serve as a backbone for the scape. here is what i want the scape to be like.
the plants were a little disoriented from being stacked in wet paper towels and trimmed etc. but once they orient i think it will look alot better.
obviously it doesnt look so great now. but i see potential, especially now that i have a goal
here it is.
i think i should have planted the rotala rotundifolia closer together and not as forwards, so that it cam have a meadow and goes back. and have the rotala macrandra be on the right and left side farther forwards than the rotala rotundifolia. so that needs to be adjusted.
cable is sending me some glosso. so thats what ill use in front of the rocks. not sure if ill have a transition plant between the plants/rocks and the glosso, suggestions? or should i just not do a transition plant?
the current plant list is....
on the way i have glosso
the current stocking list is....
Leroy the giant plakat betta
1 bumble bee nerite