This tank is really doing well. It is by far the most success I've ever has in this hobby. I enjoy watching this tank evolve over time.
Forgbit / Water Lettuce
I really enjoy the floating plants; however, I have to be patient with them because they stick to my arms every time I go inside the tank. They are worth it though because I think they really help balance the tank and I like watching them move around and around across the surface of the water.
This is a really hardy plant and does really well in this tank too. I like watching the new sprouts come up one after another. This stuff is hardy and can take a beating too!
I took the HC out because it was growing up rather than across and it would float all over the place. I figure this was due to the low/medium light. I don't mind taking it out because I have another tank with HC as the carpet. I can enjoy my HC carpet plants in high light there.
I removed this plant because it wasn't doing well. When I did get it growing alright, I had a hard time getting it red/pink. Anyways, since this is a medium/lower light tank I figure that I'm better off without it. I grew it for a short while in my other tank highlight tank it grew fast and red.
I removed most of this plant as well. It does okay but not as well and I would like. It's a beautiful plant and one of the first plants I have even grown. Maybe I just need to find a better spot for it...
This plant has really taken off. Can't find it? That because it is hiding the back right corner. It's a slow grower but stays nice thick and lush. I love it.
I don't have time to write about everything in this tank so I won't but I want to quick stay something about a few other tank mates. The RCS are doing fine but they are not multiplying due to the presence of Platy's and my water conditions. The Pleco is right as home and loves to take over the tank as night. I can only seem to keep 2 Ottos alive in this tank and for some reason whenever I add more they just die in the next few days.
I've been thinking about breeding different kinds of Platy's because they are easy and fun. I saw some Panda platy's at the store and another type that was cool.
Thanks for looking. Please comment...