03-31-2003, 01:33 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
I'v been going true the gallery and seen all the wonderfull aquariums people here have sett up, one prettyer than the other! But one thing that puzzels me is this, how the heck to you keep it looking so nice and fresh? Espesially when people use plants like Heteranthera zosterifolia in the forground, or a nice R. Wallichi as a middel plant. The problem in my tank is that everything is growing like crazy, and within a few weeks it's right at the top of the tank. What do you guys do to keep a plant at a more constant level? Do you just do what I do, and trim them when they get to long? Do you nip the bud of the plant to hinder it's growth, enough light to make is stand it's ground and not rush to the top? I will triple the amount of light I have in my tank sometime this week, and I know this will help on much of the trouble I'm having, but stem plant's will still grow to the top wount they, or do they actually stay in the current possition and focus on sideshots and bushy growth if the light is saditfactory? How you guys are able to grow 10 different species in on big wall without a few overrunning the other I dont know! But, maybe somebody here would care to enlighten me somewhat? Any and all advice will be greatly appriciated!