Might as well do a plants update while I'm drip readying the fishes.
First, Scarlet Temple. The interesting thing about these plants are that the near two were given to me by LGD earlier than the big one in the back was added. And yet the one in the back, although starting larger, seems to be growing better and has one, perhaps two baby plants coming off of it if you look closely to the front and left of it.
I think this is Green Ludwigia, and what I find interesting about it as you can so very clearly see how the plant melted down to a certain point and then new growth began. It only shows somewhat in the picture, but the color difference between old growth (dark green) and new growth (bright green) is night and day.
I'm still not 100% sure what this is (help!), but once again the picture doesn't do justice to how well the white and green color separation is, giving it a spectacular look from the top.
Red Tiger Lotus. I remember probably two-three weeks or so ago when this was still 3-4 tattered discolored leaves. I can't believe how this thing has absolutely exploded since then.
There are two foreground plants that should be in this picture that have all but disappeared, and will probably be gone completely soon. The plants behind seem to be doing alright, but nothing spectacular and I hope a few of them really take hold soon.
And finally, probably the only overhead shot I'll ever get of Chris Angel, the Raphael who caused me so much trouble. Oh, and I had heard about it, but it was quick a shock to hear how loud the Raphael's croak can be!