Well, due to the loss of my dwarf puffers, and due to my little 10gal planted tank being overrun with relentless hair algae, I decided it was time to break my tank down. Did I throw away the plants? No. I gave them to my younger sister who has a 55gal tank which, at the time, only had some sad excuses for plants in there - my rejects :p She had an anubias v. nana barteri which was NOT what I purchased but the online vendor didnt want to refund me so I said oh well. She also had a handful of amazon sword plants as well.
NOW: She has a nice show piece of driftwood with a medium sized anubias v. nana and a medium sized piece of java fern on it. Theres also another small piece of driftwood with anubias v. nana on it. Also added were another handful of amazon sword plants (her angelfish love the amazon sword forest that we've created) and a few bunches of Crypt Lutea.
But since this is the "Photo Album" I suppose its about time for some pictures, no?
The two pieces on the left are the ones I described above.
The amazon sword forest is growing in. This picture is a little old (about 20 days) and things have filled in a little better. You can probably tell which two plants I had just purchased. :p
This is the Anubias V. Nana Barteri I was sold incorrectly. I had ordered Anubias v. Nana, and when I recieved this mammoth of a plant, I quickly realized it wasnt the small plant I was anticipating, but it was too nice to just throw out.
And heres a closeup of the flower (I believe). Its been like this for about a month now. And yes - we have a snail problem. We're slowly but surely gaining the upperhand on the little buggers. Also note that the hair algae you see here has been eliminated. Just a few traces that need to be removed and we'll be hair algae free.
As for filtration - we have a HOT magnum, and thats it. After going nuts on filtration for our marine tank(s) we decided to go low-tech (or rather, low equipment) on this tank. As for fish - there are the two angels, one large regular pleco, a rubberlipped pleco, two ottos, two platties, three bloodfin tetras, a neon, and 5 cory cats. Lighting is 80W of NO Flourescent bulbs. I'm not looking for crazy growth out of this tank as its in my sister's room (and her tank technically) because I am away at school and only home about every other weekend or so. My time is limited enough without having to worry about trimming plants back :p