About a year ago I decided to add plants to my 29g tank community tank. I bought a variety of plants from a forum member including:
Hygrophila Corymbosa ‘angustifolia’
Ludwigia "Red" hybrid
Alternanthera Reineckii 'Rosaefolia'
Hemianthus Glomeratus (baby tear)
Micrantherum umbrosum "Monte Carlo"
Of those, the Myriophyllum Mattogrossense has done really
well. The HG baby tear has done very well. I frequently find myself cutting these two back to prevent overgrowth, and I have decided that I only like the HG in relatively small doses.
Oh, and I also have two Petco/PetSmart anubias plants - one on a rock and one on a log. They have both done really well.
The Ludwigia Repens has done well (no hint of red, though). The Micrantherum umbrosum ground cover has grown slowly, but steadily.
The Hygrophila Corymbosa ‘angustifolia’ continues to grow, but does not seem particularly robust. I have split it one or two times, but it is definitely not as robust as the ones mentioned prior.
Everything else died off within a few months (Limnophila Aromatica, Ludwigia "Red" hybrid
and Alternanthera Reineckii 'Rosaefolia'
Within about two or three months I went from using just ferts to ferts + Fluorish Excel, and I have continued dosing with Excel.
You can find two pictures of the tank below.
So here's my question - I have started to itch to do a bit more with the tank. Now that I've been dosing with Excel, maybe I take a go at one of the red plants, again?? I'd like to add some kind of focal point plant.
I would also be interested to hearing plantscaping suggestions that anyone has.
I have debated going the route of full CO2, but I'm not sure I want to add to my workload. Fert/Excel dosing and WCs are about all I want to do with the tank on a regular basis.
Thanks for your inputs.