This last week I have been considering my stock list, and I decided that part of my algae issue is my high fish to plant growth ratio. I purchased the myriophillum pinnatum I had been waiting for through my local guy (he was having trouble gettingit) from a prominent online seller. Though I will not say his name here (I will give you the seller's name via pm), I will say I was not impressed with what I received. The pictures speak for themselves. While the Myriophillum was very green and healthy looking, and I received 8 pieces as the description specified, the longest was only barely longer than my index finger. Half were the overall lengh of my pinky or smaller.
I am, however, very pleased with my other 2 additions. I spotted some echinodorus bleheri compacta at Petsmart and jumped at the chance to kill 2 birds with 1 stone: increase the number of fast growing plants and bringing this tank back to being more biotope-ish. (All of the plants are at least from the same continent now).
The second addition was spawned from the first. I needed something to better fill the space under the echinodorus bleheri. I decided that I should move the pygmy chain sword to fill that role, but that left me without a long leafed plant to smooth put the transitions between layers and around the driftwood. For this, I chose DHG.
Hopefully the Myriophillum pinnatum and the echinodorus bleheri take off and suckup some of my excess nutrients.
As stated before, one of the female GBRs died. Today, I noticed her mate had great blue coloration, but appeared to be losing his stripes (not the one in the picture.. Is he experiencing stress? Should take him back or get hom a girlfriend?
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