I have learned during the journey of my planted tank that not everything they sell in tubes and Petsmart is what it is supposed to be. My amazon compacta is really starting to outgrow my tank and block the light from my DHG.
Is there a true dwarf variety of sword such as the ECHINODORUS PARVIFLORUS 'TROPICA'? Or is it just a marketing scheme?
Here is what I currently have in my tank
- one stem of moneywort
- and of course the amazon compacta
- Christmas moss? atleast that is what aurie said it is.
Any suggestions as to whether I should search for a true short sword around 6"-8" or just start shopping for something else?
Here is the tank on 02-Sep-13 after I changed the landscape put in the faux tree root
and added in the DHG and moss. the majority of my plants melted but they are slowly recovering. I also trimmed up the swords some too.
Here is the tank as it sits tonight 17-Oct-13. I added in 4 Osmocote capsules on 05-Oct-13 for the DHG and the swords got in on the action.
They have come a long way since 14-Feb-13. Yes, those are the same plants in the back hiding among the other plants