Okay so I'm pretty new to the whole aquarium thing. This is my very first fish tank. I really enjoy the look of a nice green, somewhat natural looking aquarium. Trying to get some plants to grow in my tank, which seems to be going pretty well. I bought a few random plants when first setting up the tank, including one of those bulb packs from petsmart. Unfortunately I threw away the packaging that said what bulbs it came with. So a few bulbs have sprouted including this one:
First of all, I don't know exactly what kind of plant this is, some sort of crypt perhaps? If anyone could help me in identifying this I would appreciate it. My real question though is in the last two days or so this new stem type thing has sprouted up, and I have no idea what it is or what it is for..
Last night as I was going to bed I put the pink mark on the tank, that was where the top of the stem was at. When I woke up in the morning It was up to the purple mark. About four inches or so overnight.
And from the top:
And just for fun, an overall from a couple days ago. Hoping the HC will grow in. Not quite sure if it will get its roots down through the gravel or what it will do.