Havent updated in a little while....
Never did get the water sprite, have been doing water changes almost daily. I am not having luck with the Hygrophila Corymbosa. Have already lost a few stems and the 4 I still have, the leaves are getting holes/turning clear and falling off. I wonder if I have them too close? I have 2 stems bundled together with a weight.
The Pygmy Chain sword has been doing amazing. Started with 8 plantlets and there are now 14 and 6 more runners that havent sprouted. Still have not gotten my root caps yet (mail mix up). My vals have started a couple runners. I do have 1 Osmocote root cap that I got from a friend in the middle of those so that helped I'm sure.
The Limnophila Aromatica that I didnt expect to do well has actually grown about 1 1/2 - 2 inches. Its pretty cool. The undersides of the leaves are a nice pink/purple.
The Dwarf lilly bulb has sprouted. It has, I think, 3 stems coming out of it about 1 1/2 inches long.
Dwarf water lettuce is sending runners.
I am getting some algae on the driftwood. The branch right in the middle that curves upward a little is getting some green/brown algae, and what looks like maybe hair algae. I'm thinking it's because it is closer to the light. Have been trying to keep the floaters in the middle to block it some. Next water change I will try and clean it off, and I will cut the light back by an hour.
The fish are doing well, except that I did lose 1 of the cories
. Had to have been the ammonia. The rest are doing great, no red gills or anything and very playful.
This is my next plant order, I think. Please give me some insight on what may or may not work:
1 bunch (6 stems) Bacopa Caroliniana
1 bunch (6 stems) Ludwigia Repens
1 Crypt Wendtii 'Red'
1 Crypt Undulata
2 pieces of Java moss
Thoughts? Which of the 2 would more like do better for me out of the Bacopa and Ludwigia? I will use the Bacopa/Ludwigia in the spot where the Hygro is now. Will probably combine the 2 spots where I have the Limnophila and put the Crypt Undulata in the other spot. Crypt Wendtii Red may also go where the Hygro is now instead of the Bacopa/Ludwigia. I thought about getting an Amazon Sword but I am afraid it would take over the tank haha. Also looked at Echinodorus Parviflorus 'Tropica' which is like a mini amazon sword I guess, as it only gets to about 6 inches high.
Well, that's enough rambling from me for now. I will get some pics up this evening hopefully. Thanks for reading!