04-30-2013, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by aokashi
a lot of planted tankers eventually cut down on stems and go for the rosette plants(or the runner ones). I think it's due to their infinite vertical growth. lol
Actually, in my case I just didn't like the way the plant was progressing, larger leaves than it started out with and a lot more scraggily or stemmy than I wanted, probably due to the lower light. I've decided that I like a crypt look and plan on expanding on that with some various height varieties with some other medium light plants mixed in.
I'm even going to remove the last stem of the regular hygrophila I think. It looks out of place as the only tall stem in there. I have a couple of other stems that I will probably keep short, they are much smaller leafed varieties. The vals are shooting out runners now... only in the wrong direction so I'll need to move some plantlets.
I think that my shotgun selection is being narrowed down now, which is where I figured I would end up as a huge plethora of species isn't the most pleasing look in the long run.
Here's an updated shot. There isn't much changing in there, not like there has been but now the flash of blue is back as Oscar is in the shot again... top left corner in his favourite hidey spot now.