So it's been awhile since I updated this thread. I'm at the three week mark, actually a little over three weeks. The 26th will mark one month. It really feels like it has been longer than that because of how much growth there has been in the plants, but I guess that's the difference brighter lights will make!
Remember my Pygmy Chain Sword I posted a week ago?
This is what it looks like now ... madness!
These guys are just plain nuts in how fast they grow, and the runners show no sign of stopping, they just keep going and going
I can't really do a full tank shot, the tank is located in a tight spot that I can't get far enough back to get the whole 6 foot length into the shot. So here's a couple anyways.
So as you can see, the floating plants have taken off and I have pretty good coverage. The Water Sprite is insaine how much it has grown, I've pulled over a dozen new plants off of it, and put several of them into my QT tank where I have my newest addition, 8 Julii Cory catfish. I really like these guys, I love the spotted corys.
Their tank is pretty sparse, but that's on purpose so the tank is easy to clean between uses.
Speaking of Corys, my Peppered Cory catfish have already spawned in the main tank, they didn't waste any time at all!
The Diamond Tetra are starving to death (if you listen to them) and quickly munched the eggs, but still I was really suprised they corys have already spawned. We actually got to see them at it. We watched a female cupping a pair of eggs in her pelvic fins and swimming around looking for a good place to stick them. It was really an interesting sight to see. My Bronze Cory catfish have spawned several times in my other tank, but always during the night/morning so I woke up to eggs plastered everywhere.