Originally Posted by jentralala
I love seeing that flash of blue from the betta in your tank, so cute.
Yah, he really stands out under those LEDs.
Here's a shot of a Bacopa Caroliniana stem sans leaves. I dislike working with the iphone autofocusing system, even though all my shots have been with one, I still don't like it.
Anyway, I cut off the top to put in my jug project and left the bare stem in the tank to see what it would do. This is the little sprout that appeared today.
All the other stems are growing, one in particular but it happens to have been the tallest and has the most light as a result. Half of the original leaves have dropped leaving the bottom half bare. I think that these are best to be cut at this point and the top planted in place of the bottoms in order to keep all the new growth. I will probably do that and donate the lower portions to the office tank. I know that they will re-sprout but I don't know how many I may want in the home tank... particularly if they get all spindly all the time.
If I do donate these I will cut them into two node sections and plant the first node into the sand leaving the second exposed to sprout and grow... sort of like the "lucky bamboo" I always see.
I've no shots yet but the tank looks bare as I removed a lot of the dwarf hygros. I'll get a shot after dark tonight. The DH that are left are a few decent stems and a number of really short sprouts in the rear left of the tank. They were getting overgrown and were really aimed at being my fast growing ammonia sink anyway. I like them but it turns out in moderation.
I now regret going with a tall tank. I would have made out much better with a 16" tall long tank, much easier to work in and easier to convincingly fill with plants. My light levels at the bottom would be a bit higher as well, for better or worse though.