My bolbitis grew and grew, and I suddenly realized I couldn’t see much in the tank. Pulled more than half out, then realize I should have taken some ‘before’ pictures. Ah, well..This is the tank one year in.
Story of the year: no success with any stems, I kept trying to find something tall and light colored to go in the back left, but the Eclipse tank set up is so poor at lighting the back half. My sidelight of 13 watts (4 hours a day) kept them lingering for awhile, but not long enough. Limited success with e. tenellus: a few remaining small ones after more then six months.
The usual low tech suspects doing nicely: Bolbitis, java fern, needleaf java, anubias petite, anubias nana. Anubias petite has expanded nicely. I continue to try and wish marsilea minuta into doing well, with limited effect. Recently replenished the marsilea with a fresh green batch, which still looks a little frothy, not settled in yet.
3 nerites and one sneaker ramshorn snail: a fifth one lost out the back and not found until too late.
I had to take my manzanita out, although I loved the look of it: the snails just chowed down like ravenous beasts on it...took me awhile to realize. So, i have pieces of expensive wood sitting around while my snails cont. to party down.
The camera always finds the flaws, eh? The scratches showing across the middle are actually on the back of the tank.
The back right and front left were filled with bolbitis, growing thick and out in all directions, so cut it back down for a new round. Wish I could find a low-light loving, small leaved, light green plant for contrast against the nice deep bolbitis green. Any suggestions?
Trying for a flow down from the anubias petite through the marsilea minuta...and even have some mini marsilea, that doesn't seem to grow nearly as large at least in my conditions, growing out in a separate tank, that can go along the front.
Thanks for looking!