I also have Wendtli Brown in there, although you can't see it, and its not the same. Of course, I'm just going by the Aquaspot World bag labels and my planting plan, so I could be wrong. I'll try to take some photo's to show you and I'll produce a planting plan too...beeky said:I agree Aaron, I think it's wendtii "brown".
To get critique from Mr. Edwards is a pleasure and an honour. Thank you Graeme and I agree completely about the stones and the sand. Saintly has even kindly told me the correct ratios of different sized pebbles, so I will have to get down to the LFS and see what I can scrounge. I'm a little slow to do this, because this is supposed to be a low maintenance scape - 1 hour a week for w/c and basic maintenance. 2 hours once a month if I also do filter maintenance, clean pipework and do a major prune.Graeme Edwards said:The tank looks very nice Ray.
Some critique if I may?
Have you thought about adding some nice rounded pebbles and stones around the line of plants you have. it will help to blend the bright fresh gravel into the plant thickets. As it is, it looks quite clinical, but some clever use of various sized pebbles and stones will give it a very natural look, which from what I see, is what your aiming for?
Ray said:To get critique from Mr. Edwards is a pleasure and an honour.
Thank you George for the extremely kind words - very much appreciated. Its pure serendipity really - I have stuck to my original planting plan but how the crypts have turned out is more luck than judgement. In fact how most things have grown has surpassed my expectations.George Farmer said:Superb, Ray. I really like it, a lot.
Great selection of textures and colours, with an interesting mix of positive and negative space.
The style is refreshing.
Glad you say that - when it got too thick and the black algae/mould/fungus stuff grew on it I had to follow all the affected leaves back to the base and break them off (about 100 leaves) I was close to insanity, it was even worse than tying moss to wood in situ! Since then I've been planning to rip it out, but perhaps I will reconsider....saintly said:oh ray, that's wonderful. i'm loving the c helferi...gives depth.
You'll find that with crypts and most plants in general. Given enough time to mature, in a well-maintained tank, aquascapes generally look better the older they are, as the plants blend into one another etc.Ray said:.... but how the crypts have turned out is more luck than judgement. In fact how most things have grown has surpassed my expectations.