I had set up a 40gallon breeder awhile back with lots of Rotala Indica, and Staurogyne Repens that I just wasn't happy with. So I ripped out everything and my tank sat for awhile. I have used Crypts in the past before and really liked the idea of doing Crypts only planted tank. So, last week, I went out in search of a whole bunch of plants to start my tank up. I'm doing this on a bit of a budget, so I'm pretty much going with whatever I can find in stores.
I have lots of C. Wendtii Bronze, and since it's supposedly a smaller growing plant, I have some C. Undulata in the front. I've experienced some crypt melt so far, but hopefully it will not be so bad. I threw some Seachem root tabs under some of them so hopefully maybe that'll give them an extra boost and won't melt as much.
Like I said, I only really plan on using the plants I find in stores, so for the background I'm using the biggest Wendtii Bronze I could find and hopefully they'll grow much bigger.
A view from the side...
Sorry if the pics suck... My camera phone doesn't take good pics and for some reason always distorts the lighting on the tank.
I don't have any livestock in the tank yet, as I'm unsure of what I'm going to stock it with. I might try a simple set up with just shrimp, or some schooling tetras and cories.
Any suggestions on what I should do to help the tank...? Or how to make it look better?