looking good man... that reg is sweet lookin... i love rummies but i like my plants more lol... i have to tell my wife "no" every time she mentions rummies
I have to agree with the rummies not being the best choice in planted tanks as they love themselves some plants. I have been having problems with them and the roselines munching on the new growth of certain stem plants. They have taken bites out of the new leaves of L. repens x arcuata, Hygrophilia brown, L. gigantea, and L. sp. red. It was really starting to get frustrating to the point last week I talked to the owner of my LFS to see if he would be interested in taking the roselines and rummies in on trade but thought I would give them one more chance and try to add more greens to their diet to see if they will leave the new growth on the stems alone. I have been feeding them a piece of zucchini and a piece of spinach every night. By morning both pieces are almost entirely gone. I will try this for the next week or so and see how the new growth looks. If not I will be seeking out new stocking ideas for the tank.
Great set up! You don't see many tanks with the denisonii's because they need such a big tank but they are definitely my favorite fish. Can't wait to see things progress
Thanks, I really love the roselines also but if they can't stop taking bites out of my stem plants they will be looking for a new home.
Now for a little update.
After a long weekend of cleaning my pond (pictures to come some time this week) and doing a long overdue project of painting the floor in the garage, adding new shelving and reorganizing all my crap in there, I managed to add some new plants to the tank late last night. I had to make the wife happy and finish all my honey do's before I could even think about working on the tank so needless to say it was a late night last night.
I added several different kinds of moss. Mini christmas moss, mini pellia, flame moss, fissidens tied to several rocks and a few pieces of wood. I also added L. arcuata, H. araguaia, and replaced the whole right side of my foreground with L. nova mini. I really like the elatine triandra but it grows like wild fire and want something that doesn't take so much maintenance. The et needs to be trimmed all the time or it piles on top of itself then starts to uproot. I may be replacing the rest of the et with monte carlo in the future.
I also changed my diffusion method, instead of running co2 using the dual venturi method through my reactor I decided to just run it into my needle wheel pump then use the reactor as a bubble collector after the needle wheel pump. I will see how this works for a few weeks but I have to admit after seeing it run this way for almost 24 hrs. the pearling is way more than I was seeing running it the other way.
Well that about sums up whats new with the tank and I will end with some more of my awesome photography skills as represented by these pictures.