The HC is finally taking off to the point that I have to trim it back from time to time
The Blyxa japonica is also really starting to take over the sides of the tank.
I usually take out my equipment (heater, filter) when I do my photos, and as usual, today was no exception. I left my filter out in a plastic container for about 45 minutes as I was changing the water, etc.
Anyway, as I was about to put back the filter, I thought "maybe I'll squeeze out the sponge that covers the filter intake". To my surprise, two shrimp were trapped in the filter strainer
However, after placing them back into water, they seemed fine, and even swam out. Crazy shrimp!
And finally, the ADA Mini-S with the emersed HC carpet.
A somewhat rarer, zoomed out FTS of my 2.5g nano. It's really starting to get overgrown, so I'll probably be rescaping soon. Either that, or moving everything over to the Mini-S, since the HC carpet is looking quite filled in at this point.
keep us posted on the hairgrass..im thinking about doing a dry start up on a 12X12X12 AGA tank and was thinking about HC and hairgrass.. i would be interested in seeing pics of your growth as you progress.
You mentioned that you were having trouble measuring out small amounts of excel. a possible solution is a diabetes syringe that measures in units. there are 10 microlitres in a unit. you should be able to accurately add 50 microliters at a does with the syringe.