Originally Posted by Hop
Hey things are looking better in there! Keep it up!
, thanks for your encouragement.
Now for an update.....
My tank as looked in August of 2005, when I first took the planted plunge..
On March 3rd,2006, just before I did a major trim...
And right after...
I must say that I am ecstatic with the growth of the plants. However, if anyone asks me about the use of silica sand, I will advise against it, suggesting that they opt for one of the name-brand products. I have been unable to win the battle with the algae on the sand. No matter what I do, it remains.
Most of the plants have been growing extremely well, my Nymphoides aquatica has been putting out leaves and showing amazing color. Limnophila Aquatica has taken over the center of the tank, looks like a jungle in there. The Cryptocorynes Lutea have taken over much of the tank, and what beautiful leaves, I think that I am in love.
Other than spot algae on the rocks and glass, not forgetting the silica issue
, I have not seen any of the hair and thread algae that plagued me at start up.
i am loving this planted tank.