Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Update from yesterday.
I took the needle leaf java out, just can't get it to look like a nice clump after the initial die off of leaves. The crypt balanese is finally starting to grow more straight up, which I think is due to the other light I switched to. Other crypts are doing well also in the sand.
The Italian Vals I bought are starting to send shoots out with new leaves growing up. Some are 1/2 way across the tank all ready. The tall pieces also grew across the top of the water, so I trimmed those back. This is a really neat plant, but I am not using much Excel for fear of melting it.
Inhabitants are doing well. I had one cory who was lost for like 2 weeks, figured he was gone. As I took the rock that the java is on out of the tank I saw him stick in the rock. He found a small crevice and wedged himself in there. I think he is ok, he has a few like raw spots on his head and side, kind of like a scar.
I'll try to get some new pics.