the clover-esque plant is called hydrocolyte japan I'm guessing.
I am liking the branches more as they grow in, was thinking of calling it nature's slingshot or something due to the shape of the branches, . Once I can get them grown so dense I am hoping it will resemble less of of slingshot, but we'll see..
Guess I'll do an update:
Steady growth is occurring, got some gsa, gda and terrible brown hair algae for awhile, but luckily I've read enough to suspect CO2 issues.......it was.
Swapped out the diffuser for a cerges reactor.....wow, I'm impressed with this contraption, it's only been hooked up now for about 5 days but everyday things get better, improved color, lots of pearling, explosive growth........ makes me wonder how long I was CO2 limited for
Also put one layer of window screen to cut light. I swear sometimes "balancing" an aquarium full of plants and water seems as difficult as balancing an aquarium full of plants and water.........on a tripod
Alright enough banter for now:
Here's the left, middle and right:
Here's the hydrocolyte enjoying the cerges reactor, and some pic:
The needleleaf ludwigia is a bit of a disappointment, its holding on but not growing like I want. Strangely this other mystery plant suddenly showed up and decided to grow very fast:
Anyone feel like telling me what it is? I approve of it I think, whatever it is.
And finally a fts:
Forgot I turned the backlight off when I took the pics....whoops, also seem to have forgotten how to use my camera......the colors are a little bland in these pics.....I swear in real life the color would explode your eyeballs tho
I kind of set this tank up just to try different stuff and practice trimming various types of plants to see how they behave, I've definitely done some trimming..
I'll have to see it grown in completely to be sure, but if it still seems awkward at that point then it'll be onward to the next adventure and curtains for this tank.
my goal is to get the hydrocolyte to form a sort of river outlined by anubius, get something to grow into a tall dense bush on the lhs back, and get the jf really thriving and covering up the slingshot branches
I'll let you know how it goes