So far everything seems to be doing fairly well with the recently planted plants. Almost all of the Anubias plants have at least one new leaf popping out, since they arrived. There has been a little bit of melting in the Echinodorus angustifolia 'vesuvius, but nothing too horrible. The Bacopa & H. Japan have both switched over to their submersed forms quickly and with ease. The shaded Bacopa has been a little slower in the growing of new submersed growth, but that's not a surprise. That is why I went with taller stems in the heavily shaded area to start with. Some of the H. Japan has started showing upward growth. When I add the rest of the plants later this week I will replant it closer to the substrate, probably end up adding some more from my emersed tank too.
The Bylxa is the only plant that appears unchanged, not sure if this is good, bad, indifferent. That's the joy of getting new plants, you get to learn their growth patterns!
I forgot to mention that with portion of my order coming from Han, I've got a good sized Red Tiger Lotus. I plan to place this somewhere it will look crowded. If you look at the picture a few posts back, notice that there is a gap in the leaves of the large Anubias. I'm considering placing the RTL in that whole. Part of it would shade the driftwood, but that's ok, just a few A. bar. nana petite. Just a thought. I've always really liked the color and texture the RTL add to a tank but not always a fan of it being a main plant. I want it to kind of pop out of a sea of green plants. haha...
I plan to put the S. repens in the front center hole that is open to the right of the C. willisii 'lucens'
I'm still kicking around ideas for plant placement for the new plants arriving later this week. I would really love some feedback or any ideas for plant placement. I have two main areas that need to be filled. If you look at the drawing in the post above, you'll see the open space all the way to the right side of the tank as well as the area on the left side in front/next to the A. nana covered driftwood behind the Bylxa and the foreground plants.
The area all the way to the right I would like to create either a grouped, step tiered or row look with some of the stems I have. Any thoughts of ideas? Not sure if I want to use the Hygro. pinnatifida in this spot or to place it in the very back of the other spot up next to the driftwood against the back wall.
Or maybe I should put the Hygro. Brown in the back by the driftwood. Then use one of the contrasting stems(maybe the Hygro Tiger or Limnophila aromatica?) shorter in the forward section of this space. Thoughts? Suggestions? Help?
Last edited by johnson18; 11-13-2013 at 03:51 AM.