! But those Riccia shots are from infopimp
's. (I took my Riccia out months ago.) I'm sure info says thank you, though.
. I think I should define my boredom so as to not seem unappreciative of this tank; I do
like it and think it's pretty. What bores me is that this tank is so densely planted, so thick with growth, that I cannot add or subtract to it without uprooting quite a bit of well-established plant systems. The rear of the tank is choked with HG, Mini Java Fern, Glosso, and Bolbitis. It's almost a solid wall of foliage. So I'm unable to really create in this tank now. It's a kid going off to college. I've done my part shaping it, now's it's on it's own. Sure, I pay for it's tuition and spending money (i.e. water changes), but the direction it now goes is it's own.
And I get my ya-yas off on the creative side of this hobby. To me it's an art.
, yes, Riccia pearls quite readily. I wouldn't say it pearls more than other plants, it's just that when it does, it's much prettier and more apparent.
, yeah, on a non-workout day this week after work, I'll get elbow-deep in the trimming. I think that will help with my boredom. I'm already thinking of putting a Bronze Crypt where I removed the Special Fern. (And I have off this Wednesday -- I'm maxed out on vacation time (I know, good problem to have) -- so I might do it then.
, so you're telling me that I'm overgrown and boring... [Insert a winking smiley here to show that I'm kidding; unless you're serious. In which case, insert the red smiley that's burning to indicate whatever it is that that smiley indicates. Profound anger? And then insert another winking smiley to show that I was kidding about the burning smiley as I understand what you were saying. Unless you did
mean that I'm overgrown and boring, in which case...aww forget it. The joke got old four smileys ago.]
I played with the ISO on my camera. Bumped it up to 400. Usually I use 100. This made the photos brighter, but as cl
mentioned in another thread, it makes them a bit more grainy.
But that doesn't matter today as I wanted to show you that my Special Fern is recovering from the shrimp feast. New leaves are forming and the shrimp seem to be leaving it alone.
Look in the center. That one's untouched.
The ones to it's left and right, however...see what my shrimp did to an eighteen dollar plant?!
They leave them alone in Quasi, though. Dunno why.
She's preggers! If she successfully hatches these things, I'll be the happiest planted tanker ever.
FYI, that stuff she's eating is what the "Jelly Bolt Algae" looks like before it gets big.
No reason. Just because a bubble's on the Lawn Marsh Pennywort. Love this plant. I really do.