how heavily planted is my 10g
I am wondering if I can start to relax a little on maintenance of my 10g. it has a whisper 2-10i internal filter. I change 2-4 gallons per week depending on the amount of waste I see. plants are tied to rocks mostly that I pull up and vac well. stocked with 5 platys, 1 male betta, and 1 ghost shrimp. I know I am more or less overstocked but I'm not new to fish. I haven't tried plants in like 15 years and I don't know why its working out now. never could keep them alive before. I don't use ferts or co2 and it is a low tech setup
I have 12 stems of anacharis I added about 10 days ago and is growing pretty well.
1 anubias nana. not very big with 6 leaves
30 or so baby java fern with leaves ranging from mostly 1.5 inch with a few around 2.5-3 inches.
about 1/3 of the surface is covered in duckweed. I keep it in check with a piece of air hose stretched the width of the tank with suction cups.