since y'all seem to like tanks with too many of the same kind of plant, here's a shot of the 29g Crypt QT tank (with bonus lotus!). Some of you have already seen this image, it was taken in the summer just before I decided that I needed to clear it out a bit and started sending plantlets off to live in new homes. . .
Might as well throw this one up too - this summer I had a good time experimenting with a dirt substrate for the first time! Another plant QT, 20gL, this one is *mostly* filled with swords and Dwarf Sagittaria. (a huge thank-you to JenTralala and Termato for sending me their 'extras' to grow out in preparation for the 125g! <3). A few pretty crypts to the right - they didn't seem to be thriving as much as the others, and are now growing much better in the Crypt QT pictured above. The swords were little woobies when I got them, and at this point. . . well, I think I need to get them into a bigger tank! (this is an older image) I'm really impressed with the growth on the D.Sag, it's pretty much taken over the tank, which is awesome! I've never had luck with this plant, even in this tank with this light. It doesn't die, it just never has grown much for me, either - until now. I think it's really loving the nutrient-rich soil. I'll have to give it extra root tabs once I move it into a sandy tank and cross my fingers that it stays happy.
As you can see, I play with my plants entirely to much to keep a proper sand cap in place, hence all the dirt on TOP of the sand in there. No dirty tanks with fishies for me, I think, but fantastic for plant growth! >.<
Many thanks go to BWG for digging me up some amazing deals on many
of the plants you see in both these tanks, as well as quite a few of those gorgeous rhizome plants from the shots before!
these tanks have changed quite a bit since then, being QT tanks, but I happen to have these images uploaded already - so there you go!
I keep trying to close tanks to make my life easier - but somehow tank consolidation inevitably leads directly to the set up of yet another tank! >.< Maybe this time I'll win?! (too many tanksssssss!)