7/4/13 ------ 2 days before next water change.
So, fish are here! Neon tetras was the choice, and from the looks of it I can say that it compliments the plants pretty well
. I got 17, one died by an unknown cause, but it looked REALLY unhealthy anyways so I am not worrying about the rest of the fish. R.I.P.
The Ludwigia arcuata is experiencing melting on a significant amount of stems. Only the healthiest stems are fine now. Unlike last time where I pulled everything out and started over, this time I will just remove the melted ones and at trimming time, replant the healthy stems. This should give me a nice background of healthy stems after 1-2 trims.
Regarding the Alternanthera, I am still trying to see the best way to trim it. It looks like it will not behave the same with "normal" stem plants like Rotala after trimming, so still researching on this subject.
Bacopa caronliniana replacing the HM:
Got hold of some Cryptocoryne beckettii
I recently planted some of the Rotala wallichii into the tank, and still seeing how they transition so when I decide to put the rest in there, I will know what to do. So far doing ok, had a little hit from day without CO2 due to acclimating the fish, but it is improving again:
Glosso is growing nice and strong
. This is most likely due to the improved CO2 injection of the inline diffuser, compared to a small venturi:
I am planning to trim it in about 1-2 weeks, when it starts to overgrow. Still waiting for more root establishment so the trimming won't be too hard on them:
Emersed tank FTS:
Since it is summer now in Florida, it gets like 6 hours of direct sunlight and everything is growing MAD. Added some of the Alternanthera in there, I'll see how well it grows. Also put all the HM that got replaced by the Bacopa in there, should look wonderful when it grows out. As a side note: Emersed for Ludwigia arcuata grows WAY faster than its submergent form. I compared it to the rotala emersed and submergent form. I will plant a stem or two of the Ludwigia on Saturday to see how well it can transition.
You can also see my laziness to not wipe the glass. Going to do deep clean a on Saturday.
Comments, questions, and criticism welcomed!!!!!