so I got a REALLY nice, large, red crypt Wendtii from my LFS
today! The ones they had in the "for sale" plant display tanks were kind eh, short, rather green, but they had some in the fish display tanks that were MUCH nicer, and the guy was really nice and gave me one of those instead
He looked at the display ones and said "yeah, i can see why you'd rather have one of the other ones, let's do that" They had Crypt retrospiralis which was also cool, and reddish, but i decided i had enough tall grass-like plants. Now i'm thinking it might look cool mixed in with the Crypt spiralis...anyway...
pictures of the re-rescape with the new red crypt. Looked amazing in store, put it in my tank, took some pics....everything still looked pretty green:
Different camera setting:
another setting/close up:
And then I decided to swap the new light with the 5000 rating out for the old one that came with the tank
You can see the red in the red crypts:
I think it's very pretty:
I think it definitely needed the extra color provided by the plant itself, but I think the bulb made a huge difference too.
Still not sure I love the scape...i think the Tennellus is getting lost in the Crypt spiralis grove. I might move it to my 5g. And I need to move the large crypt (the new one) slightly more to the right I think.
As always, i'd love feedback! Yes, i know the substrate is a bit unsightly, but any and all feedback is welcome. Things to change? keep? remove?
I'm thinking it needs some more hardscape on the right side...thoughts?