The tank is doing fine more or less, I've decided to leave the reflectors out, there's too much light for this shallow tank with 2x28w + reflectors. I loved the pearling and the fact that the plants turned red but it's too hard to maintain the tank, I need to trim h. polysperma every day so it doesn't shade everything around.
The last full tank test shot is coming on Saturday and the next week I'll do the final one. Keep your eyes on this topic for updates.
[EDIT] A short story for those interested, you can see in the picture how I trim blyxa, just like regular lawn, doesn't really matter how short, it will back grow back in a week. I prefer this method it's much easier.
So the reflectors are back in, I love to look at plants pearling too much what can I say, I'm addicted.
I've also moved around the hardware a bit: spray bar to the left, powerhead out. Still struggling with BBA here and there, nothing to worry about, the powerhead improved nothing unfortunately just made it worse. Let's see if this time it won't spread that fast.
Thanks! Glad you like it.
Tom, mate, autumn is coming so we'll find plenty of inspiration. I haven't taken my camera outside lately either.
I'm going to use the last full tank picture I've taken for AGA:
I wish I could've come with a better one for this contest but it's a pain keeping plants from spreading even though I do daily trimming.
Last night I've started to prepare it for the next phase, that means I've stripped off all the plants that develop long roots like blyxa, staurogyne and replaced HC with glosso. I'm going to keep some h. polysperma here and there but it's going to be replaced soon with rotalas.
Looks a bit like a construction yard right now but I'm sure it will look better soon. It really needed a good clean.
Next time I swear I'm not going to use Power Sand anymore, I've spent two hours picking it after pulling the plants.
Mr Nobody aka me decided to take a stand against the current monochromatic trend in aquascaping and just enjoy trimming and playing with beautiful plants. Find this more entertaining than trade my soul to the devil. For me, posting here on UKAPS is more than enough.
So, let's get back to the tank.
Added more red rotala and a couple of rotala sp. mini on the right side.