Great little setup. Planning on any more fauna in there? Would probably be a shrimp paradise.
I notice your glossostigma is growing up a bit. It looks like you should replant it much more deeply. That stuff LOVES to be buried. Basically cover it with substrate and brush off until you see the leaves. It will thank you by growing outward like an adorable little weed (no really, it's totally the best kind of weed). And when you replant, spread them out a lot. Like one or two stems every quarter inch or so. It's more work initially, but you'll get a great carpet very quickly. Basically any stem plants, you don't want to see roots.
AND I meant to go on! Oops. So I see quite a number of plants in here. The cool snowflake looking one is probably water sprite. The tall stem plants with green leaves and redish tops are rotala rotundifolia. I THINK I see some staurogyne s. repens in the back left of the tank, and if so, it's another carpeting/foreground plant, and doesn't grow very tall, so would do better in the open. The tall, cute little wonky round leafed one I also have in my tank, and I'm pretty sure is called lindernia rotundifolia. And I can't tell for sure, but the long grass like one is either a narrow leaf java fern or a val of some kind The narrow pine needle-y ones are likely ceratophyllum demursum (Hornwort). Those are the ones I spotted. Not 100% I'm right with all of them.
The glosso is even taller now. I wasn't sure what to do with it - thanks for the tip! I do want it to be a carpet so burying it a little sounds like a plan. I wasn't sure if it would grow that way.
I do plan to add some more fauna. I hadn't considered shrimp, but I am seeing so many shrimps on the forum that is is making me consider it. They are just cute little colorful things that seem like they would add some entertainment. Almost like having an ant farm when you were a kid!
You can see in the pic the tank has turned into a jungle. I've not done much maintenance on the plants at all lately. My focus has been on my big tank that has had some problems, then I got horribly sick for a week and then went away for the weekend lol So it's all added up.
There's quite a bit of tannins yellowing the water. The moneywort (I believe the lily pad looking plant is called) is going crazy and there are several pads floating that I really like. Also the water sprite as I believe you correctly identified is also quite happy in there. The short plant in the back left is actually a corkscrew grasslike plant. When I first put them in the tank they all melted and I was left with a couple sprigs that are starting to come back.
I took out one of the lights because the Java moss was growing hair algae (you can see some in the pic). It's slowed with the decreased light but it hasn't stopped. I think I'll swap the 23w for two 13w bulbs. The glosso seems to have suffered slightly at the light change.
I am planning to take the tank apart tomorrow and rescape the whole thing. My plan for this tank was to have it in my office and I think the current setup will be more maintenance than I'll want to keep up with in the long run. So I bought some rocks tonight and I'm gonna try my hand at the tried and true iwagumi style and simplify it a little. It's just so busy right now and I'm thinking that a more simple landscape might do my eyes some good.
I may leave the lights alone in this case because the Java moss will likely be removed and that was my only issue with algae.
Simple is hard for me as I love to cram stuff in and make it all fit because I WANT IT ALL, so this will be a fun challenge for me.
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