Unfortunately, my poor 55 gallon was neglected for almost 2 months. I was in the hospital for a few weeks (diagnosed with wegener's disease) and then when I did get home I had no energy to do anything other than make sure the fish didn't die. Can't say so much for the plants.
Since I've been feeling better I decided to do a big plant order - and most cooked in the mail
.... But, I do have a few new ones.
So here is my tank BEFORE sickness.. Looking nice and lush and full.
Then I had to cut it all back to basically clippings... It was nasty nasty. I weighed it. 13lbs of plants went into the garbage that day. I wanted to barf.
And here is as of yesterday.. Starting to fill in a little. However I am conflicted.. I need some advice. I want to get rid of the wood, 55s are so narrow and I find it a BBA magnet. Right now it's infested with BBA and it's just annoying me, but I don't know what to do. I actually clipped/reorganized again last night and cut my stargrass all back because it was dark in the middle and I hate that...
Not real sure where it's going to go from here... I am having such a hard time getting cool plants! I was thinking about putting some rocks in but I can't find any I like and again with 55's being so narrow front to back... Bleh!