I know this hasn't been up long.....but.... I would love opinions or thoughts or ideas on the layout of the foreground & tank overall. I figure if I should adjust things I should do it sooner rather then later. I will try to get some better pictures of the tank tonight once the lights are on.
My two primary thoughts about the layout(both include C. nurii) are as follows....
1. In the front right corner of the tank, add a couple Crypt. nurii plants. This would eventually hide the intake of the HOB. The other option would be to place the nurii just behind the parva directly next to the intake sponge.
2. Just in from the front right corner, where the green C. wendtii was prior to the parva, plant C. nurii. I kind like the little split in the front. This would give the C. Parva in the foreground a cool curve around it, which I've always envisioned. My concern with this is that over time the nurii will grow and block the light to the parva behind it creating a division of the foreground into two separate sections.
I had an issue with a berried female last night right after the planting/rescaping & the massive water change that followed. I noticed she water on her side kinda twitching her legs. Luckily I had some tank water in a container from prior to planting. I placed her in the container & added a little RO water & some moss. Over the next two hours I added small amounts of tank water to the container. Once she was able to maintain a hold on the moss & moving around a little, I added her back into the tank right on the moss on top of the driftwood. She stayed in that same spot most of the evening pre-lights out fanning her eggs. This morning I was looking at the tank with the lights still off, she is actively roaming the tank again! I she am glad I noticed her when I did! She is a young female that is beautifully colored with an intense red, one of my favorites!
Sadly, I knocked off the bloom of the Katie! Boooo! The joys of planting hundreds of tiny little plants! Hahaha... Oh well, there are more buds emerging!
Last edited by johnson18; 06-18-2013 at 05:36 PM.
Reason: Add aquascaping ideas!