04-30-2012, 05:36 PM
| || |
Been a while since I posted some updated tank shots so here goes. The Melon Sword in the 29g is doing amazing, it is HUGE, the Dwarf Val has about 20 plantlets right now. Other than a few I cut off a month back for Boredom (sorry, still in the tank
) I am letting them just run wild. The floating mass on the top is now all Pennywort with a few branches of Anacharis that made it to the top (I had cut them all down to about 2" below the surface a week ago, grows like a weed). The Ludwigia Repens is doing surprisingly well since I changed the light from the 8000k to the 6700k, I've cut it twice now and it just keeps growing back, have 3 healthy shoots (started with only one). Hacked off about a foot worth of Wisteria since it was growing along the surface and getting intwined with the the pennywort. Crypts are coming back, slowly but surely. Overall I'm very happy with how far it has come.
Now for the 10g. Believe it or not this was after a HEAVY pruning. I tossed out half of the Anacharis and Wisteria before taking the picture. The wisteria on both sides had grown up and completely covered the surface, looked neat but couldn't even find an open spot for feeding so I hacked down the one on the right to a stub and took a large branch of the left rear one. Crypts, sword, and anubias all doing great in this tank. Unlike the 29g which (knock on wood) has not seen a single strand of algae since going planted I do get very minor green hair algea in the 10g, mostly wrapped up near the base of the crypts. I pull it out weekly and it has not gotten out of control. Also loving the way this tank looks!