New CO2-second light- shrimp- plants
One week from today I upgraded my tank in multiple ways. I love how it looked and thought the progress was steady. I think the aquarium keeping hobby is one of those things that will consume your money without any justifiable reason.
The tank was exceeding my expectations in every way, so naturally I upgraded it by adding an additional light, CO2, three more plants, and some high grade CRS. :P
Originally, my intentions were to document the changes of each addition independently, but my desire for instant gratification has led me to complete a new experiment where I just put all ingredients into the bowl and shake, paying no regard to order.
Generally speaking, things are progressing according to plan. The stem plants have tightened up distance between nodes, color has increased to lower leaves, algae growth has come to a screeching halt and moss is filling in the gaps.
Bump: I noticed a gap between the DW. The baby tears behind were not receiving enough light and looking thin at the lower part of the stems, so I placed a single blyxa japonica. I'm interested to see if this will ultimately be a regret, as it looks great now, but when overgrown might become a problem. The moss that was centered before has been trimmed down almost to the mesh and once again anchored into small crevasses in the DW, the remaining portion was placed on top to allow room for the Mini Pellia, which have plans in the future of this tank.
Last edited by Playhouse; 01-04-2015 at 08:08 AM.
Reason: Double posting