My tank cycled so I ordered 30 long fin white cloud mountain minnows that will be arriving on Tuesday. I'm also looking for some red or blue ramshorn snails for a clean up crew. I'm going to let the tank age a little bit before I add bloody mary shrimp.
I had a lot of melting in the beginning but now it has mostly stopped and things are starting to grow. All but one stem of the alternanthera reineckii 'mini' and ludwigia natans super red melt. I thought I had lost all of the ludwigia natans but one stem survived but it almost didn't make it. The AR mini is starting to grow really well. I have never had it grow well for me before so what I'm doing must be working for it.
I did lose all of the nesaea pedicellata golden so I ordered another bunch off of [Ebay Link Removed] I'm pretty sure it came with duckweed.
I started to see some duckweed pop up after I added it. I think I got it all out though. It started to grow but the growth is small and deformed. I'm going to give it a little bit before I start changing things. I think the deformed growth might just be because of the move.
I also lost a lot of the HC but it is starting to grow and the last time I had some, it grew out of control so I'm not going to buy more.
I added some rotala rotundifolia orange juice and Rotala Macrandra Mini Butterfly. I'm not sure how the mini butterfly is going to do. My water has a KH and GH of 7 but I will see if I can make it work.
I lost all but 1 inch of stem of the hydrocotyle tripartita. I wasn't even sure if the one little stem would survive but it is starting to grow some leaves.
Today I started to see some bladder snails. I love ramshorns because I think they are cute but I *do not* like bladder snails. That's what I get for not quarantining my plants.
I also added two stems of bacopa (I think) it came with the nesaea pedicellata for free. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. It is the stem in the right side of the tank. It will not be staying there.