Rocks! I love rocks and I can't use them successfully. Live for me! I am thinking yes, the alternanthera may be too much. Then again, it could be a nice contrast. Move it over and snap some pics.
More rocks it is! Will update.
low-tech huh, lookin good.
Well, sort of......ferts and pressurized Co2 kind of knock me out of low-tech, but it is low light.
Steak & Shake called, they want their rocks back.
I do like those rocks they are a nice contrast with the Java fern.
I wonder about using a finer gravel(?).
lol! I made sure every time I took rocks from Steak and Shake, I went in and bought a full meal and a milkshake for me and my wife.
As far as the gravel, I hope it's not too obtrusive. I love the color of it. I've been using that color since I was about 10 years old in most tanks. My plan was dose the water column, and to only use plants and mosses that can be tied to rocks, or plants that I know can do fine in the pea gravel. While some don't recommend vaccuming the substrate for fear of ammonia spikes, it's really nice every few months to be able to really plunge that gravel vac to the bottom without sucking up substrate when you want to rescape or when things have gotten out of hand in the tank (not that it ever happens to me
...lol) I think there is still plenty of good bacteria in the plants and canister filter not to lose fish or jack the ammonia out of control... but that is up for debate.
I also like the way java fern will take to the pea gravel, creating a perfect little anchor over time. It's easy to just pull the plants out, cleanup, drop them back in and rescape.
very nice man, i like the scape! definitely looks great!
and dang, where did you get all the petite?
All the petite came from an anonymous member (named Coltonorr)
This post inspired me to clean out my 15g long. I'm surprised there arn't more of these on the forums, the dimensions are awesome.
Awesome. They are great tanks. This one is 24x12x12
I think the other plant I sent you was C. wendtii 'florida sunset' but the only way to really find out is to grow it emersed.
Man it has done great. I was afraid of melting, but every crypt you gave me has at least one new leaf opened up.
Well gang, more rocks and plants to come soon. I'llll keep you all posted. I'm so happy to actually have a handful of comments on my thread. I guess that means I'm doing a little better at this.