Originally Posted by Byron
Hornwort falls apart in my tanks. Stem plants in general, except for Pennywort, do not do well, due to low light.
Echinodorus species vary, but the common Amazon sword (Echinodorus bleherae) will send out inflorescences regularly if it is "satisfied." Here again they go through phases. I had immense inflorescences, 3 or 4 to each plant, with 2 and 3 branches, several months ago. Must have liked something. Probably due to the substrate fert sticks, Nutrafin's Plant-Gro sticks. I can't get them locally any longer, and the swords have not been the same; the parent plants are half their former size and no inflorescences. The ones in the 70g with the Flourite have sent out an inflorescence, so maybe that will develop.
Well, the substrate has been changed out. Fish are back in their tank and they seem very happy. Not a lot has really changed other then the fact that it is so clean and fresh, just the way I like it.
I went with your advice and kind of kept Rainbow Sharks log where it was and the wood where it was (except it flipped down and needs to be fixed) I did dig the log down a little bit and did some small movement of plants. I went to look to see if they had anything fun at Petsmart for plants as today was their shipment day and they wouldn't be all picked over but they didn't have anything.
I would like to figure out something to hide the filter a bit more and I will be wrapping the tubing and the cord with either Pennywort or hornwort in the near future. I think my fish had enough stress for one night and decided to let them relax the rest of the night. Lights are off and they are taking it cool. They did better then I thought. I figured they might appear a bit stressed after the whole ordeal but they just went about their business checking things out. I am happy with how my Corie's (Albino) show up now. I would just love to get some of that green Lacey looking stuff and maybe a reddish/Burgundy sword plant. I used to have one but I moved it too often
and I killed it. Now, I know where I want it.
Darn it, I went to Petsmart and was sad that they didn't have any fun new plants and I forgot to look for the Nutrafin Plant grow sticks. Next time.
Anyway, any suggestions at all will be much appreciated. Water is a little cloudy yet from the turmoil and the wood on the far right will be picked up and moved back slightly.
In his happy home (the ugly log) He doesn't think I can see him. ha ha
Big happy family
How cute is this little Cory?
What else do I need and where?
Edit to add: One thing I need is to wash the glass of the aquarium. I am embarrassed that I didn't see it until I saw the pics blown up like this. ha ha