I did some trimming of the narrrow hygro and moneywort, as it was quite overgrown. I replanted the trimmings, but the next time around, I doubt I will have any space to replant. I also trimmed the stargrass and planted the clippings a little further toward the center of the tank in an attempt to fill it in a little more.
I have really enjoyed using stargrass as a foreground plant. I received it as long plants and I just clipped them into about 3 inch lengths and planted as foreground cover. Then as it has begun to grow, it creeps along the substrate, sinking some nice stable roots down. When a plant starts to grow upward, I just clip it off and replant it.
I am really pleased with how it's all coming along... dirt has been kind to me so far! Most of the visitors to my house don't know or care much about tank keeping but my one friend says it looks "comfortable" and that if she were a fish she would want to live in my tank
Not a bad compliment!
I had bought some RCS babies a few weeks ago and they immediately disappeared into my tank. I thought for sure that they had been eaten after searching for them often and seeing nothing. Then a few days ago, two red all grown up RCS showed up! They look really good... and I haven't seen them since so I'm not sure where they are hiding. I'm jut hoping for babies!
Aside from one oto death(not sure why that happened) all of the other inhabitants are doing well. Fauna include: 8 bloodfin tetras, 21 neon tetras, and 3 otos(one being much larger and quite fat compared to the others) and 20 or less RCS. I haven't put much effort into the fish and such... I happy with what I have for now. I like that my fish are low maintenance so I will probably keep it just as it is for now.
Check out these pics! I'm so proud... just ignore the glare on some of them!