Sorry I haven't updated in awhile.
The tank was looking absolutely amazing up until about 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure what happened but everything started to die off. I'm not sure if my light isn't putting out the nutrients it used to (it's only a few months old) and I didn't change any water parameters that I know of. The fish are doing well which really is the important thing.
I ordered a Tameron 90mm lens for my camera but accidentally had it sent to my house (not college) so I won't get it for another couple weeks. When I do get it in though I'll be taking a lot of macro shots to try and get some experience in that realm. Then I should have some pictures to update for this thread (and if y'all are really nice perhaps I'll upload some of the baby cichlids) :P
There is something that's been on my mind for awhile now. I'm in my senior year of college. I'll be applying to graduate programs over the next couple of months (it's weird not knowing where i'll be or what I'll be doing a year from now).
Because I'm wrapping up my undergraduate experience and will be moving I really want to downsize my aquarium collection. Currently I have a 55g African Cichlid tank, a 29g AC growout tank (my old african cichlid tank), a 10g, a 5g, and a 2.5g. Originally I was going to sell the 29g when I bought my 55g but I picked up some smaller cichlids and need to let them grow out a bit before they are introduced. I was then thinking why not sell/donate my smaller tanks and start up a planted 29g. I would need to redo the lighting but that's not a big deal because I have been credited for $100 towards LEDGroupBuy from their contest last spring. It's a very tempting thought but on the other side of things, a 29g is much more diffucult to move than a 10g (but more epic...).
If I was to upgrade the 10g to the 29g I would love to get an angelfish pair. Would I be able to keep a community of Amazon fish (including an angelfish pair) in a 29g. Ideally it'd have the pair of angels, a schooling fish through the upper/mid part of the tank, and a school of cory cats in the lower section (or something along those lines).
It'd be awesome to make it a biotope! I'm going to read up some more on Orchidman's 29g blackwater biotope. I remember seeing some awesome stuff there.
Any thoughts, questions, coments, conversation you all want to provide would be greatly appreciated!
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