So I've added a few plants to the tank.
Elatine Trianda - which has all completely melted
Replace with Staurogyne repens -which is holding up well
Rotala Indica (not true)
Hydrocotyle sp Japan
As well as some fauna
5 Gertrudaes - 6 originally (1 died ramming himself into the wall)
The pennywort arrived in the mail and it was apparently pulled from someone's pond. It was full of dirt an gigantic leaves. It wasn't quite what I had in mind, So I've left it floating in one of my other tanks with high light for about a week and it began to sprout new shoots.
The gigantic leaf doesnt look right in a smaller tank.
Here's what the new shoot looks like. They grow alot more compact with high light.
I planted the hydrocotyle sp japan near the riccia to fill in the gaps. I love the look of these leaves.
I clipped the Rotala Indica near the tops and planted it behind a couple of the rocks to provide some background. It doesnt look like much here. 2/21/13
But in a short week or so it's thrown out some great colors. 2/25/13
The glosso has filled in a bunch 2/8/13
Here's a full tank shot from last week.
oh and just for fun.
mr BKK baby sitting