I haven't had too much time for my plants recently, but this new planting I made was really worth it for me. I grow an ampullaria clone that I really love - just a speckled form, but this one stays compact over many years. Perfectly for a small tank that needs only few maintenance. Here an older thread of mine:
I only have to take out a shoot or two every five years or so. This time I took two little plants that grew too close to the glass and made a new small tank - dimensions 20x20cm, 30cm in height. On top a little cfl that has 24Watt.
The two shoots (only one had already some roots) were planted in a 19x19cm container, that can easily be removed out of the tank (in contrast to my first tank, where the substrate was placed directly inside the tank, so everything has to stay in there)
Planting was done in February. After some weeks of struggeling, both shoots had established. Some weeks later, they started pitchering. This is how it looks like today.
The whole tank with the lamp on top:
And here two pics of the mother tank of today - a bit untidy, have to remove some sundews soon ;-)
A nice, easy-care and low-maintenance plant. Hope you like it -
Edited by Martin Hingst, 15 July 2012 - 14:23 PM.