Originally Posted by Desert Pupfish
I know this is the plantedtank forum . . .
My tallest plastic plant recently went into the tank.
The elodea stems keep coming loose from their anchors, and several are now floating. Probably because the bottom ends are melting as they adjust (I recently moved them in from a diff tank).
Yeah, I don't have a proper spare QT tank right now because my betta tank busted a seam a few weeks ago, and I had to move him into the empty 10g that was usually for QT/hospital use. I do have several clean 5gal buckets, and I have two plastic tubs- one holds 8 gal the other just under 5 gal, that I have used for QT in a pinch. Don't really like to, I can't see the fish well through the plastic sides which are only semi-translucent.
My tank used to be in a spot in basement hall where it was always very dark. It gets a ton of ambient light now, by comparison. The angelfish are actually doing much better now than when they were downstairs- they don't startle every
time I walk near the tank like they used to. So there is some gradual improvement there, but I'm hoping for more.
I once had water lettuce in an outdoor container for the summer- it did great- but when I moved it in hoping to keep in one of my aquariums over winter, it never adjusted. Melted away. I'm afraid if I put some of my water lettuce outside to beef it up, that would happen again?
Thanks for all the suggestions, though.
(Won't angelfish eat guppies? I think I'd need a dither fish bit larger)