Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, Florida
The HM in this tank has gotten so thick I've decided that I'm going to make some changes. I plan to pull out all other plants and trim/pull all HM out except for about a 2" strip across the back wall. And Keep it trimmed there. It is growing so well I think it will make a good background plant in this 2.5 gal tank.
I am also have alot of luck with my Alternanthera reineckii in several other thanks and once the HM is reduced I think it will do well here too. I want to try a couple stems on one side and keep them trimmed and pruned and see if I can create a nice bush. I've read this plant can be bushed nicely. As a contrast I have Java Fern Lace in my 20gal that is thowing off new plantlets and I am thinking of tieing a couple to a lava rock and putting that on the opposite side of the Alternanthera reineckii.
Since this is still a test tank and I'm working on a new decoration combined with Java Moss I will try a couple in here and see what happens. More on those later. I still keep seeing cory eggs but no young and I think the snails in here are eating the eggs. Once I get this rescaped I pan to try to trap the ramshorns out and keep an eye to removing all ramshorn I find. I do wish I had some more MTS but the only one I have is working hard in my 2nd 2.5 tank.
That's all for now. Will Post pic once the scape modification is done.
I have 2 more 2.5 gals I have recently scaped but not sure if I can get away with that many tank threads here.