The new growth seems to be doing well, minus the Pantanal, which is just kind of surviving. I'm really excited to see the mac 'Japan Red' growing well because I've never had any luck with macrandas. I still don't have placement down, but I think I am getting closer to my ultimate goal. We'll see what I can do when I have a dozen or so of each of the new stems.
Nitrate levels were high when I tested this weekend (30-40ppm), which might have to do with a recent big trim and disturbing the small amount of Osmocote I have in the substrate. I'm going to lean out on dosing KNO3 for a bit to try to keep it in the 5-10 ppm range. Some say this will help color pop, others say it will just stress the plants unnecessarily. I'll see what works for me.
Full tank shot. The Glosso in the middle just got a hefty trim so it is very thin looking. I'm hoping the trim will encourage more horizontal growth.
I really like the thick bushy look the Rotala rotundifolia gets after a few trims. Just ignore the photobombers...
The Persicaria 'Kawagoeanum' (had to paste that name in there
) is becoming one of my favorites.
Some L. glandulosa, Pogo eructus, and red repens.
Some Rotala macranda 'Japan Red' looking not all that red, but healthy.