i've been distracted with planted tanks lately... here's a project that i've been working on that i'd like to share with you:
started out with this:
which ended in disaster. who knew that akadama was an excellent phosphate binder? all that nana petite? melted down to the rhizome. --on the plus side, i've been learning a lot about how leaves can indicate which nutrients are lacking.
originally just decided to replace the akadama, but took the opportunity to just start brand new again, which lead to this:
rather than planting stems vertically, i decided to lay them down horizontally to encourage multiple nodes to activate and gain stems in that manner, seems to work well.
before hardscape change w/ akadama:
after hardscape change w/ magic dirt:
progress so far...12 days since the last whole shot photo:
thanks for taking a look.