It will grow like most carpet plants, spread out along the substrate via runners.Cool idea, that elatine triandra looks nice. My Rotala is growing really low and bushy in the front, and this looks similar but even lower. I read a little about it, and it looks like it's a stem, but will also spread? Do you just let it spread, or do you replant the trimming like a stem plant?
BTW, nice tank! looks like a similar basic driftwood structure as mine. One problem I am having is that BBA seems to love the upper bare branches that are exposed to lots of light . . . I am still working on the CO2 levels, which might help.
Thanks for the info. Yeah I hope to get it built this weekend.Hi Marc! Yeah, still happy with the manifold. No problems at all.
I did notice decreased flow a while back, but the cause was pretty obvious when I opened the filter: the polishing pad I had added was completely clogged with gunk. I replaced it this time, but I know I will get tired replacing it often, so eventually I will just add more bio media. I think the coarse pads that go around the media baskets of the FX5 are probably plenty of mechanical filtration. My water has been super clear, though, so maybe the polishing pad is worth the extra maintenance.
I am glad you are going to build a manifold; Post pics when you do! I don't know why more people don't use plumbing like this. I think people are worried about plumbing things in parallel. So far it works for me, and you can be guinea pig number two!