04-04-2013, 11:47 AM
| || |
Originally Posted by MonteCarlo
If you check out my aquarium pic you can see my 10gal heavily planted NPT, mainly with anacharis (also have java moss, moss ball, crypts, cabomba, java fern). The messiness of the floor is a little distracting. But most of all, I don't like how the fast growers (anacharis/cabomba) eventually slow down in reproducing. Ive got stems in places that stopped growing, but i cant uproot it and replant new stems since itll cause dirt to go everywhere and ive read disturbing the surface is bad too. its definitely hard to maintain so many fast growers, which is why ill probably redo the tank WITH a filter and only slow growing crypts/java fern/moss
e/ I wish it were as simple as trimming the anacharis wherever and they'd just grow back. but they always have to form a new little sideshoot away from where you cut it, and eventually those sideshoot spots run out and the entire stem just stagnates.
After awhile the slow growers will expand and maintain the tank. The real value of the fast groweres is during the initial conditioning of the tank. Still I have anacharis in tank after years and years. I have taken out cabomba after a few years in a 10g tank that must have been over 10 foot long.
you could also try bacopa. It is sturdier and a bright green. It does however grow emersed. One club member here simply cuts it down when it gets too tall.
your 10g looks pretty good to me.