Yesterday I spent HOURS sorting through the jumble of plants that had just been tossed into this tank over the past year. Turns out I have all these plants to play with for the new scape:
Lots of Crypts, mostly C. wendtii and C. undulata
1 scraggly Hygro kompakt that may not make it
Cabomba furcata (it's fuchsia, too! Been floating in the tank right next to the lights..)
Tiny bits of Hornwort (I'm surprised this one hasn't done well in this tank?)
Little bit of Hairgrass
A few sword corms that I have no idea what swords they may be at this point (I'm ashamed to say I let many really nice swords die of neglect in this tank
Tons of Java ferns (Regular, Windelov, and perhaps some Needle Leaf)
Najas guadalupensis (this stuff always takes over any tank I put it in, but I love this plant!)
Red root floater
I know I want some Val nana. I'm also thinking about adding some Lobelia cardinalis "small form."
I also need some fine stainless steel wire mesh for the mosses. I heard that Ace Hardware sometimes carries it, so I need to check that out.
I think I need a bigger tank to incorporate all these plants and play around with my ideas...