This picture is a little blurry, well ok a lot but it shows the largest clsuter of the rhizomes I was to save and the most complete. I thought I would have to seperate all the off shoots but they have stayed in tact rather well. If they all recover and grow at any sustained rate, this should make one really nice centerpiece in a few months. The growth is excruciatingly slow but I think once I get more substrate in there, the tank cycled, a lot more leaves and some good new roots I should see what it will become rather quickly.
This is a picture of a tiny section of the first and only rhizome I bought that spanwed all of the rhizomes I have now. This piece has 6-10 starts on it and will be totally awesome if I get it to survive and have even 3-5 of the offshoots grow into new rhizomes. You can see aother angle of the top picture, and clearer one that shows the massive roots system that will hopefully have that one recovering the fastest. The one on the left is another long on that has numerous starts all along the rhizome.
This is one of my longer rhizomes and one of them that I thought would have died for sure because all the leaves were looking terrible. It now has 2-3 new leaves and if you look really close, there are starts of new leaves all along the rhizome. I have never dealt with this before so I don't know if they will simply be more leaves or if they will turn out to be rhizome splits. You can also see some of the Bacopa, Ludwigia and Wisteria growing nicely in the background. Slow growing but still hanging in there.
All in all I am extremely suprised and happy with what looks like a potential full recovery from all the rhizomes and the other plants. If all the little new growth along the long rhizomes turn out to be new rhizome splits then I think I will have some totally awesome massive centerpieces in a year or so. I hope It wasn't a mistake to move some of them into the cycling tank in the state they are in but we will see. The cycling tank is extremely cloudy right even after a water change but I have always had coudiness problems with new substrate and cycling even if I rinse the gravel really well.
Tank parameters 8 days into cycle, Switched form food to pure ammonia for cycle. Less mess and easier to regulate, I hope.
Ammonia is 1ppm by adding 3 drops pure ammonia to 10 gallon tank
Have not tested GH or KH but am thinking on getting them to 3-5 degrees to help plant growth. Might add some potassium, magnesium and calcium. I am already adding trace to the tank to help them survive, hopefully. I just put the Anubias Nana rhizomes in the tank yesterday.
Can't wait to start seeing nitrites, no seeding in tank, starting completely from scratch.