How tall would you say the staurogyne is in that last pic? I really like the height of it. Looks very nice. Well I should say the whole tank looks awesome! The tank came out beautiful! Are those still the ebay lily pipes? Do you find them hard to clean and really fragile besides the one time I saw you had one break?
Staurogyne is around an inch tall. I agree I did not let the HC fill in as I should have, but it was such a pain to trim I could not wait to get rid of it. I like the staurogyne because it's an easier carpet to maintain and I like that I can sell my trimmings easily.
They are eBay lily pipes and I am using the intake that broke but with a steel prefilter from h4n. I use a Magfox to clean now so no worries.
Big trim today. Pulled two blyxa bushes, each the size of a volleyball, out of the tank and replanted 5 stems of it. Going to give the stauro a nice trim as well. Got behind on my trimming with the baby around.