When I got my plants off reddit I didn't expect much but I am after planting 3 broken off stems of ambulia and within hours they spread out their roots and start growing. My tallest piece might need to be trimmed soon. (my reddit plants are water wisteria and asian ambulia but I also have a clipping of hygrophilia something, 2 java ferns, a clump of java moss, hornwort and salvinia)
I have never had so much luck with plants! I love watching them bc everyday between lights-on and lights-off there is something new growing that I notice. Even without ferts though I had to scrape algae off them all yesterday. Got an algae carpet off my filter's output ramp.
I don't understand, I can handle the tank not being cycled but that there is such significant plant growth everyday and STILL algae is beyond me.
Now, don't get me wrong. I started this post on coffeehouse chat as a thought.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the full lush plants and my bettas are loving to rest on them and swim through them. I am just astonished at the rapid growth on asian ambulia but with all this growth I am wondering why algae is managed to come back.