75G – February 2008 Update

February 5th, 2008

It’s been about a month since my last update on this tank. I recently pulled out a large number of plants for the GWAPA auction, harvesting plenty of Utricularia graminfolia in particular. I’m pleased that the tank is growing well, despite measuring 0ppm nitrates yesterday (prior to dosing more), but some parts are growing out of my favor. Largely, the Anubias heterophylla on the right side is getting a bit unwieldy.

75G - 02/04/2008

Also, the Pogostemon stellatus in the back right has gone in and out of looking great to looking like crap. So, I got some Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata ‘Cuba’ and Eriocaulon sp. ‘Type 3’ at the last GWAPA auction that will hopefully replace the P. stellatus in the back right. My problem is that I haven’t found the best transition plant for the right mid ground. On the left, I have the Utricularia graminfolia in front, with Hygrophila sp. ‘Low Grow’ and Crypt. affinis behind that, stepping up to Blyxa aubertii. That’s a nice transition. On the right, it’s the Utricularia to Crypt. willisii to the stems. Unfortunately, the stems usually look like crap after a trim, messing up the transition. I’ve thought about moving some Eriocaulon sp. ‘Type 2’ over there, but that plant may then be repeated too closely together.

Maybe I’m thinking too much?

5 Responses to “75G – February 2008 Update”

  1. Wickberg Says:

    Clearly you´re thinking too much 😉 That is an absolutely stunning tank! Wow!


  2. guitarfish Says:

    Thanks Wickberg!

  3. Rob Says:


    Can you post a list or a top down diagram of the layout of the tank with plants listed now….give us a better idea if your brain is in overdrive…been hard to keep up with the changes. Looks good. I think you left that one red straggler up top just for me.

  4. guitarfish Says:

    Rob, I think I can post up a diagram in one of the coming days… The red straggler made me think of you, but it just grows more vertically than the surround plants, and I hadn’t trimmed yet. 😉

  5. Rob Says:

    You know me….red,red,red….at least a splash…that would be great on the diagram. Look forward to it.


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