looking4roselines - The substrate is my own mix of rinsed peat moss, topsoil, earthworm castings, and sand. I had planned on using AS Amazonia but have been waiting (just like everyone else ) for it to come back in stock. I experimented with the formula and found a mixture that seems to work pretty well.
I'm glad you like the setup. Going to upgrade to 40 gallon tanks after we move. If you find any of the others we spoke about, let me know
Cryptocoryne Cordata "Rosanervig" - It is in real sorry shape, but has real healthy roots. It just arrived and was planted 3 days ago; seeing some degradation in the leaves already due to effects of BBA. I'm hoping for some new emersed growth soon.
I blatantly stole looking4roselines idea of planting moss around the plants to minimize mold & algae; I have seeded the top of the substrate with some Vesicularia sp. "Haleiwa" that I've been trying to nurse back to life. It's my ICU pot; I have high hopes but low expectations.
Hoping to get results like the plants in this thread-
They are like that submersed as well really light when they first come up ten darken as they age, I h e a bunch of keei submersed in three different ranks but none emersed I may have to try some that way.