I thought I would share a picture of my first planted tank. I have since added plants to all my tanks with varying results. This one is doing wonderfully. It is almost a year old now and nicely established. I was able to take a half-decent photo, so I thought I'd share.
aponogetons, ulvaceus grown from a bulb, one that I think is crispus
hygrophilia, I believe its giant hygro
crypts, Wendtii red and green
java fern on rock
java moss on floating driftwood
small piece of taiwan moss
2 small SAE
1 common pleco
1 african leaf fish
10 gallon aquarium
Aquaclear 100 gph HOB
10w 6700k and 13w 6300k spiral CFs with potato chip bag mylar reflectors
gravel substrate with fertilizer tabs for root feeders
no ferts except fish poop
1.5 ml daily excel dose
There are actually two ulvaceus that sprouted from a pack of bulbs from wally world. One has stayed very low and small, while the other has grown very fast, flowers frequently, and now it has 4 or 5 leaves that have grown to the surface and are exposed to air. Also, the only plant that isn't doing well is the moss which has a nice crop of hair algae growing on it. So far, spraying the excel directly on it when I dose hasn't helped much because the moss is right in the outflow of the filter, nor has Algaefix.
Tell me what you think! I am open to comments and suggestions.