Yeah, definitely looks like those were making the sound as some kind of dominance thing.
Water changes yesterday in the big tanks finally and changed some things around
First up is the 40. I took out about 99% of the water wisteria. Left a couple of floating scraps and planted one of them and that's it.
In its place, I removed all the corkscrew val from the 125. It wasn't getting enough light which I'm guessing was why it kept losing its leaves. Light isn't as good in the 40, but hoping it does well since it doesn't have anything shading it any longer.
And as you can see.. the moss on the left side is going crazy. Just letting it float now b/c I have no idea what else to do with it lol.
And in the 125.. I took out all of the wisteria that was still rooted down. Left some floating bits, but that's just b/c of laziness lol.
That's all I had planned, but removing the wisteria left a good bit of space open in the back, so I moved the sword that was in the right corner to the back corner.
It kicked up a lot of clay in to the water
But with water change and turning the filters back on.. it cleared up in no time
Moving the sword back really brightened up that corner so I probably could have left some val, but meh... lol
I decided to move the red flame sword to the corner. It was also being shaded by the taller plants around it. So hopefully with more light and a few root tabs under it, it will grow nice and big. Then I'll have another problem and have to figure out where the heck to put it lol.
With the wisteria out of the way and the sword beside it, I can kinda sorta see the ozelot sword better! lol It has some pleco munch spots, but overall it looks like it's doing well.
Maybe in the future, I'll switch around some plants. There is a big compacta sword and a big regular amazon sword kind of in front of it. I could switch spots with one of those. Hmm... maybe next water change if I'm feeling up to it
Oh.. and I have TWO momma sword plants now
The big one in the back also has a stem growing from it. It had wedged itself in the plastic bracing at the top of the tank somehow, but I managed to wiggle it out.
And this one up front coming from the big compacta sword has gotten super long.
I had also wanted to trim the ludwigia way way down, but that will have to wait since I'm not sure where I'd put the small trimmings since the sword plants are basically shading everything.
And just b/c they're awesome.. my dojos. They were all over my hands while I was messing around in the tank, so I took advantage to handle them a bit more. They're SO soft. Like petting the softest cashmere. I didn't grab on to them or actively try touching them, just let them go crazy in my hands while they looked for snacks that they think I stash between my fingers lol.
They're so darn cute! I can't wait to eventually get more b/c I'm really curious to see how a big group of them act together.