Its like a mini slice of yours haha. I wish I had all that depth to play with. Must be fun
But I agree, I'm loving this tank too.
Wow, it's so much better than before even
Thanks Bserve! I think so as well.
I thought that the Ballansae was a beautiful plant, however, it was a real eyesore in person. It took all of the attention away from the crypts and buces down below.
Also as I've been struggling with gobs of filementous diatoms over the past few weeks, I decided to,
1. Monitor my co2 more closely-> resulted in noticeably more pearling
When I took out my Ballansae, the koralia powerhead was no longer needed, so:
2. Decreased my flow without the powerhead-> resulted in more relaxed fish and an increase in plant growth.
3. Added Cherry shrimp, dario hysignon, and 7 BN plecos - 6 longfin browns and 1 short fin L-144. -> resulted in a lot more activity, and a noticeably cleaner tank at the end of the week!
So in short, fingers crossed that tank maintenance due to diatoms will now be decreased.
Also thinking about selling off all of my true dwarf sag and replacing it with Elatine Hydropiper. I like the grass, but its a bit too tall for the area I want carpetted. Guess I'll need to do another for sale add.
Fissidens has finally started growing much more lush! Thank you lil shrimps!
Also added several new species of stem plants to the tank.
Ludwigia Palustris 'red'
Persicaria 'Sao Paulo'
Rotala 'Mini Butterfly'
Alternanthera reineckii var. Ocipus
Murdania sp. red
I realize that's alot, but I want to try and see which ones I like the best and then consolidate later... maybe?