Hi Planted Tank community! Its been a long while since I updated. I got busy with graduating from college
Since the last update I have added a Current Satellite Freshwater Plus light, and really love it. I found myself needing the extra light for more red on my rotala macrandra narrow leaf. It has helped so much! The light really is sturdy and well made. I was concerned about it only being 24" but it does have great coverage. I can't wait to get another, and get rid of my T5.
I also acquired my very first betta. I think he had a little trouble adapting to big tank life but now is out and about all the time. I also added a red dwarf lilly.
I also found out that what I thought was blyxa japonica is not at all, I think it is helanthium tenellum. I was wondering why it was turning red on the tips...
After a slow start everything is growing very well except for my crypt which has never recovered from planting. Im hoping some new root tabs may help it out. I fertilize twice a week. I also preform a weekly 25% water change.
If anyone has any advise about the crypt I would love to hear them! I was also curious if anyone has any suggestions on a new heater thats a little less obvious. Thanks for reading.
(Sorry for some of the bad shots, old phone)
Early Dec. before Current light
Returning to an overgrown tank after from vacation in Jan. After adding light.
Today after a big trim.
Only the current on (the back is dark because I have a cover on the tank, still very impressed with the light.)
The sad crypt