40G – One Week Later…

March 29th, 2007

Take a look at these two photos, one taken today, the other was taken exactly one week ago. There’s no denying how spectacular this ADA Amazonia substrate is. Since I rescaped the tank about a week and a half ago, I have only dosed SeaChem Potassium once. So, the aquasoil, itself, has enough muster to make the Pogostemon stelleta, Rotala macrandra var. ‘green,’ and Limnophilia aromatica all shoot up like crazy, and all are in need of trimming. The baby tears in the lower left-hand corner has shown excellent growth, but it hasn’t started growing horizontally yet, like I’m hoping it will. It is soon time for me to replace some of the bulbs over this tank, so that may assist in that regard. Even though it’s not easy to see hear, the Utricularia graminfolia has started sending out new growth in the foreground, so it’s just a matter of time before it really kicks it into gear and takes off.

All in all, I have no qualms about my decision to soon rescaped my 20G with more fresh Aquasoil…

40G - 3-29-2007
Taken 03/29/2007

Taken 03/22/2007

3 Responses to “40G – One Week Later…”

  1. Alycia Says:

    Mmm, I like the earlier photo better – seems less cluttered. And if I can make a suggestion for your next aquarium project:

  2. Rob Says:

    You might want to look at Ammania Gracilis or Alternanthera Reinecki where the Blyxa Japonica, Rotala macrandra var. ‘green,’ and Limnophilia aromatica meet above the rock high point on the left side of the tank. Slight splash of red might bring out the other plants a bit. I have to say I am very impressed with the aquasoil now. The other comment is right about the difference in the two photos. Is there algae growth on the rocks now? Seems to be something that has softened their outlines in your new photo. They looked sharp and crisp in the first photo.

  3. guitarfish Says:

    Thanks for the suggestions. I agree that the first picture was less cluttered, but I was just showing the ridiculous growth that this aquasoil provides. Now, it’s up to me to actually groom the plants to look nice.

    A splash of red should hopefully be provided by the Rotala sp. ‘Guinea’ once it’ grows up over the rock. That’s exactly where I have it planted, though. Ammania Gracilis would be far to large for this size tank IMHO. The rocks do have some algae/sediment on them from when I pulled up a Blyxa aubertii and fished out the panduros for some guy in GWAPA. 😉