a while ago i got several strands of aldrovanda(thanks Mike!!!) all are doing great and some have a red inside like their VFT cousins!. a few surprises have come up since i got them: a flower bud!- i was really surprised by this. currently its just sitting at the top a little growth. hopefully itll grow again and bloom. next was the fact of how fast they grew and split up! i may have well doubled the amount of aldrovanda material i had in the first place. in the tank i added some lilly tubers. i bought them from walmart in the pet aisle and were dried bulbs. i saw sprouting in less than 24 hours. i have a few lilly pads on the surface(but they arent circles...more like long ovals) and a few flower stalks! the ramshorn snails i got with the Aldro's are multiplying fast! i dont know where they are coming from! they are doing a pretty good job of keeping the algea at bay. and i also got a horn wort plant....for decoration. are they beneficial? the last surprise i got today....i just looked in my tank and i saw a dragon fly nymph!! no idea where it came from...the only thing i could think of is the hornwort from the pet store.
ill get pics when i get my camera going... just wanted to share my "successes"