wanted to update you guys on my tanks. sorry lost connection for a while, so here are my updates. 1. the bamboo is doing great. growth isn't as rapid as i expected but it is going. had an unexpected die off in my daughter's tank again with the guppies. though the endler hybrids seems to be living hardier. had a couple of crypts that became uprooted and rotted and i didn't notice as they were just barely out of the substrate..... so the ammonia from that killed the guppies. but thankfully i was able to catch it before it became a complete killer in my tanks. my son's tank has become a jungle wonderland! lots of crypts in that tanks. very happy with the growth rate in there.