Picked up a SAE for the tank. It is extremely small right now so very hard to find in the tank.
Not much change other than the newer Anubias seem to be yellowing. Some of the leaves have holes, and generally they are just declining.
I didn't mind ebay plants to be honest. Basic plants but they did the job for me at first. This tank -
That is a 200L tank which used http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100-Live-Tropical-Aquarium-Fish-Tank-Plants-Easy-Grow-Best-on-Ebay-/311199372529?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4874ed94f1
Here is a quick video. Don't understand why it seems so much worse than previous videos taken. Should be good enough to get an idea for the general scape though:
See the algae problems on the right side which is the older anubias.
PS, funny to compare the anubias growth on the woods on...
I actually planted some Cryptocoryne balansae when I replanted the first time. I had totally forgotten about it as it was hidden behind a ball of java moss. In the time which it has been in the tank I don't think i has grown a cm. It looks exactly the same as the day I put it in. Roughly...
So the reboot has had a bit of a reboot. The java fern has pretty much died somehow. I took some of the remaining healthy parts to add to the tank. The java moss was also a bit of a disaster and ended up being a big ball.
Instead I went ahead and bought near enough every type of anubias on...
I agree, I had been planning on adding Vallis to the back. I still need a mid/background to fill out the right side, can think of what. Either that or a more vertical spanning wood/hardspace for the right side.
I'm not much of a fan of swords, possibly some larger crypts?
Okay, looking for some advice, obviously right side is completely rubbish and the odd stones are silly looking.
Back left is a lot of java fern on slate. To the right of that is anubias heterophylla. Wood has anubias nana bonsai on far left and a lot of anubias nana on rest and some java...
It was quite a while ago when I first got them but from what I can remember they were very quick in getting rid of the snails. I still have them after a couple years and haven't had a problem with them eating plants.
I added a little blue plastic mesh and slate and covered with some java moss. Tank is looking really muddled right now but hopefully when it fills in that will improve. Still going to need some more plants though.
Will take a picture when I can (don't have a camera, or at least I can't find one).