Join Date: May 2015
Location: Groveland, Florida
Today I decided to remove the decorative tree stump - it was taking up too much space that I needed for plants. I've had it since 2015 but I think I may opt for something a bit thinner, possibly spider wood. I also did a minor water change (5 gallons) and trimmed some plants and cleaned some algae build up near the bottom edges of the tank, as well as cleaning the sand up - it was getting a bit cruddy.
I used the freed space for trimmings of the dwarf hygro (Hygrophila polysperma) and the Rotala rotundifolia. I also made equal trimmings out of the water sprite and replanted them - now their not reaching across the top of the tank any longer.
The Crypt wendtii melted 2 of its leaves but the last one is green and looking good. I have it in the front corner and will leave it there to grow. Most of the green foxtail (Myriophyllum pinnatum) stems lost their thin leaves but I have a few that are doing well - I'll see what they want to do. The anarcharis, banana plant, and both Aponongetons are all doing extremely well.
I decided to skip the 29 gallon idea - the more I thought of the same footprint as my 20L (30"X12") I want something longer. We are moving to a new house sometime in Nov/Dec so I have time to decide. I also made a snail order from ebay - 5 each: Ramshorn, Malaysian Trumpet, and Tadpole (Bladder) snails. Should be here on Tuesday.
Some tank pictures. Before the tree stump removal (7/29/17) and after (7/30/17):
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