I went to GC one more time to buy some new stocks of Tropica 1-2 Grow! plants which would fill the blanks in the tank and complete my planting scheme.
Mid-ground: Staurogyne repens: mid-ground
Background (left): Echidonorus tenellus 'Green'
Background (center): Pogostemon erectus
|Ready for planting|
|Sketch of my planting scheme|
This time the work was done very fast, in about half an hour in total. My tank looked more complete now with background and mid-ground plants.
|Echidonorus tenellus 'Green' was planted at the top left corner. There were only a few plants in the tub, so they looked so little there. Pogostemon erectus was planted at the centre background.|
|Staurogyne repens was planted at the right mid-ground and also some under the driftwood. Hopefully it would grow well under the shade since it is a hardy plant that can thrive under low light condition.|
|Staurogyne repens under the shade. :)|
The tank's water was not clear and quite cloudy with whitish-gray hue colour from day 2. Hopefully, it would be clearer after the first week with a few more water changes. For now, planting stage has been completed. I had setup the schedule for lighting, CO2 and fertilizer dosing and will follow up according to the plan. Let's enjoy the journey! :)