Okie dokie, pictures from the pOtatophone.
Full tank shot
I've been trimming the vals quite consistently and it's paying off, runners galore. The crypts on the right might
be growing...but not much. I trimmed a few leaves off every plant in that section a few weeks ago.
The reddish stem plants on the left I've started trimming in the hopes of encouraging growth. The moss is growing quite well, too.
Algae growth near the lights (trimmed today)
By 'trim' I mean, 'grabbed a bunch'...
Neons and black skirts
Not sure if I mentioned, got a whole whack of these from a local guy. He bought them from some South American wholesaler or something. Originally bought 60-70, their population has been stable for months now, but probably only.. 30? left. Impossible to count. I suspect the black skirts were eating them, but then they grew too large. Probably have grown 30-40% since I got them.
Neons and platy
The last platy. He's a trooper.
These could also be 'torpedo barbs', or a whole pile of different names. Supposed to get quite large - 4-5" - so the LFS staff recommended maximum 3-5 for this tank. I thought that was kinda low...but hey. So we got 5.
I want to get a pair of rams to live here. Make those good-for-nothing tetras swim a little!! Buncha grumps.
Need this section to grow in
The bottom of this guy started sprouting...
So I took a chunk off the middle, left it floating - anchored by roots
Runners from the vals
This...sword?...has never really thrived, but a 5th leaf!
Anubias finally recovering
Jus' a lil guy...
Bump: Also, I have had a wacky idea to build a custom tank for my desk at work. If that becomes a thing, I think I'll quite possibly build a full-length sump (think 100 gallons) and just fill this tank with neons. Crazy new-year ideas!!