Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
So it would seem that I have the whole household's support in upgrading tanks (again) and doing NPTs. Yay!
I didn't want to do them before, because I do like the polished, deliberate look, but something about the wildness of NPTs is really calming to look at, and since starting my planted tank adventure, I've found that it's watching things grow and thrive that excites me, not seeing how pretty I can make things.
Also, in the months that I've been reading on here each and every day, I've been slowly edging towards doing this for a long time, now that I look back on it. I've been forever striving to make my boys' lives the best they possibly can be, and if I were one of them, I can't think of anything better than living in a jungle, with loads of plants to swim through, with clean water all of the time and as little artifice as possible.
I've got them pretty close to that as it is, they've always got clean water, they've got plants to swim through (except Falkor, 'cause he's a special petal and the fusspot gets what he wants) but I reckon NPT is the last stage of my super-low-tech planted tank journey, at least for a while. I like crazy growth, what can I say?
One bummer about all this is that I cannot for the life of me find any hydrilla available to buy. Can't find it on the Aquagreen catalogue, LiveFish.com.au has sold out, and any LFS I've been to hasn't had it. Wahhh! I'll keep checking on Aquagreen and LiveFish, but I'm not holding my breath.