Today was finally driftwood day! (I know we’re all about the plants here... but, honest, it IS about the plants!)
The Buce has to have some place to be, right? I had a great time putting the Hades Buce in about 5 segments onto the wood. It’s a great piece because it basically stand upright with “legs” that keep it off the tank floor. The fish are loving swimming under and around it.
I moved two of my Blyxa Japonica, which seem very happy where they were, over to be a contrast plant to the anubias and Rubins and driftwood colors. I also propagated two of the Nymphoides... one is hiding behind the driftwood... should make a beautiful background to it... and the other is in the far corner, balancing its parent plant, for now. My Rubins are growing and healthy, but not the vibrant red that they were when they came from Burr. Not sure why.... time and experience will tell.
My fish are definitely loving the plants and driftwood. I think they feel less exposed. Oh, and I put 4 of the Cory cats into the big tank, and stuck the old driftwood down into the QT with the remaining 2 corys. Those corys will stay there to keep my biological filter going so that if I have incidents in the future, the filter will be ready. AND I’m expecting 7 young rainbows to occupy that tank for the next few weeks as well, once they arrive... maybe tomorrow.
Picture of the tank for my own reference (it’s a tank only a mother can love right now!).