Saturday, February 24, 2007

New plants

Now that the water's pH has finally stabalized to 7.0, I've added in some new plants:

White Ribbons (Dracaena sanderiana) - large thin green leaves with light yellow bands on the sides
Kyoto Grass (Ophiopogon japonica) - deep dark green, tall, thin grass
Argentine Sword (Echinodorus argentinensis) - broad green leaves
Java Fern (Microsorium pteropus) - deep dark green, narrow leaves with frilly look to them

It's nice having a small tank because just a few plants can create a whole new look. These plants came from Top Fin and were prepackaged in a tube. I found it odd that you could purchase aquatic plants that weren't already submerged, so we'll have to see how long they last.

I'm going to purchase some more plants, but this time I'm going to get them from the internet. Once I get those, I'll post more pics. And at some point, I plan on putting fish in here, too :) It's just hard making the choice of which fishes to stock.