My shipment of plants from Petswarehouse came in today! I ordered undulated crypt and a green tiger lotus. I'm actually rather disappointed with the way they were packaged. Just thrown in a bag and stuck in a box. No padding at all. Because of that the box and the plants got a little smushed. I hope they'll recover okay. Anyway! On to pictures!!
This is the whole tank. Hard to spot the itty bitty plants.
So here is a closeup! I also cleaned the glass a bit, so my pictures don't come out so fuzzy anymore. I was leaving it up there for the farlowella, but he's like a month off. I'd like a clean picture right now.
Because I stirred up the substrate, I must have stirred up some goodies for the loaches because they were all over the tank today. I tried to get some pictures of them on the substrate, but no luck. Brown doesn't show up well on black. But I did manage to get some pictures of crazy loach circles which they started after I started taking pictures. It's like they were determined to be little blurs.
I'm trying something interesting with my lighting. I'm making a home-made reflector out of aluminum foil. If it generates too much algae then I'll just remove it, but I figure why not give it a shot?