I've done some tuning to the scape along with a major japonica trim and the removal of my stargrass.
Heres a shot after the trim/pull and when the new plants in the rear left were added. Its rotala rotun. so hopefuly will all take on a nice yellowish orange
In the front I moved alot of japonica out because it was so dense that the plants were all sitting about an inch off th substrate. Their roots had filled in the substrate so much there was no where for them to go but up.
All the green that is floating in the 75 gallon here is what was pulled from the 20 gal.
I moved the front back and filled it in with hairgrass to get a better lawn.
as you can see one of the crypts sent a runner out about 6 in from the mother plant and now a 3rd crypt bush is starting. The crypts are about due for a thinning.
Since this shot the back has filled in and bushed up some. And a couple fish and shrimp were added. I got ahold of some tiger shrimp.
I will get some more shots once the tank turns on and after my baby wakes up. the tank is in his room.
After I trimed and was shipping off some of the japonica I came across a interesting discovery. I had never heard it mentioned so was shocked to see. that a couple of my Japonica had flowered. I was not aware that they even did. I figure it has to be because they were floating and at the surface that encouraged the plant to flower.