Here's how it looks...
REALLY LONG TIME AGO
LONG TIME AGO
September 30 2009:
2nd Last update, 03-14-2010 (hideous)
How it looked while I was understandably ignoring the journal:
-BRAND: Aqua-tech 10 gallon starter kit
-LIGHTING: 2x 24 watt DAYLIGHT T5 light. Really hideous fixture but I'd rather use my old 80 watt 48 inch fixture over my 40 gallon.
20'' Long x 10'' Deep x 12'' high
-SUBSTRATE: Play sand. I was going to use flourite but any plant substrate is almost impossible to find around here.
FERTILIZATION: Seachem root tabs + Dry fertilizers No Carbon yet. I'll see what I can do about that. Glass diffuser arrived, but CO2 sucks.
-INHABITANTS: About 9 jolly good zebra danios.
Brachythecium_rivulareHOLY CROW this is NOT WILLOW MOSS. I found a stream full of this stuff so I took a rock home. Looks nice. Grown a lot, actually. I have removed a LOT chunks and experimented a few times. Original rock has since been removed. It seems sensitive to BGA, but it is kind of hardy. The species is smaller and less branchy, with wider leaves than willow moss. The old growth is very deep green. I have spread misinformation on willow moss throughout the forum, for which I am very sorry. It seems to be prone to BGA but still chugging along beneath a mesh.
Limnophilla sessilifloraBackground plant. Grows like a weed. IS WEED! I have a lot of it. Could it be an alternative fuel source? I could probably use it as either a biofuel or as tinfoil barb food. So far, I have been donating bunches to the LFS. The potamogeton crash didn't affect it. In fact, it prospered during the hard times. Still chugging along, I have planted an even larger forest in my 40 gallon.
Egeria najasI HAD a ton of this plant. It is growing in the center right side, kind of close to the front. Grows well. Most of it is in my 35 gallon tank. I have donated a lot to the LFS. Grows even Harder, Better, Faster and Stronger in my 40 gallon.
Eleocharis acicularisForeground plant.Has a bit of algae, but it is clumping up and sending the occasional runner. I started it over emersed and it was doing OK, so i put it back underwater and so far it is algae free.
Lemna Trisulca2 years ago I saw a lake full of piles of it. It is a sinking plant kind of like pelia. Most beautiful thing I had ever seen. When I found a few bits in a pond, I couldn't resist! It grows kind of fast but it is easy to remove because it grows attached to other specimens. Looks like a star spangled banner... or a cloud, or a canopy of deciduous trees. I had about a gallon un-compacted. I recommend it to everyone! However, It got infected with BGA repeatedly, and after chronic frying it with H2O2 I ended up tossing a pound or two of it out. I have a few sprigs left.
Jungle ValGreat plant, grows very fast and has a lot of runners all over. i have probably 15 of them in my ten gallon tank. The leaves get a bit of fuzzy algae from time to time.
Not much to say of these, but they are there in small amounts...-Java fern