Well thanks for the compliments guys! I was wondering if I was doing things right or if it was too brightly colored (i.e. not enough truly green plants). I'm red-green color blind so I can never be sure
pufferfreak - Ibn is right, it's Ludwigia glandulosa 'Peruensis'. It was that color when I received it and, to my surprise, has remained that vibrant. Seems to grow sort of slowly in my water, which is another surprise since it's Ludwigia, but I don't really care, as long as it stays looking that way
Here's a slightly blurry closeup:
When it comes to the AGA, I can already hear Amano going off on me about keeping Africans with plants
You're right about needing more growing time Buck. I'm anxious for the Glosso to finish carpeting and I've got several crypts (blassii, nurii, affinis, longicauda) that can't be seen very well right now that I can't wait to start hitting their growth spurts.
As to learning a lot in a short time - I've had great teachers, Steve Hampton on www.TropicalResources.net
to name one. Just about everything that I've found to work well for me has come from Steve's advice. That man knows his plants. I'm sort of finding my way in the dark as far as keeping Africans with plants, and feel like I've been pretty lucky so far.
I think I've found the best planted aquarium site on the net here. Great forum guys!