I purchased this setup on 11/24/09 from a fellow TPT member. Now that I got the tank planted to how I'll probably keep it for some time, I decided it would be best to start a journal on it.
I dose dry ferts, Flourish, Excel, and have 18w of light on it for eight hours per day.
Java fern (probably will be removed in the future)
I apologize ahead of time for the horrible pictures (and water spots, and algae). I cannot get my camera to properly capture 6700-10000k light as it always makes it either too yellow or too green. So, I fooled around with the preset colors and I see it came out much too blue. Hopefully next time I'll be able to hit the middle ground.
Thanks JakeJ. ddtran is the one responsible for the stonescape. I pretty much only planted the plants and attached the lily pipes.
Did a cleaning for the filter and lily pipes yesterday. I think I am already seeing some new MM leaves popping up. This update is mainly to document the current status of the plants so I can compare it easily in the following weeks.
12-3-09 & 12-4-09:
Fissiden Nugget (came as an unexpected freebie in my MM bundle):
How tall does MM become? I'm hoping what I currently have is its max size as I don't want my rocks to get overshadowed by the carpet.
-Split the Blyxa up into two plants. Undecided on where to put them so if anyone has any suggestions of placement then please chime in.
-Added some more RCS. Will be adding a horned Nerite soon (or it might go into my 10 gallon). Will hopefully be adding some red ramshorns soon.
-Moved lily pipes and removed the black elbow pipe.
Pictures (sorry, again, for all the water spots, smudges, reflections, etc):