Well here are some pics from today 11-15-12. The Panacur-C is on order and should be here within the next few days! I am going to wait to add the rest of the fish till after I treat the tank with Panacur-C to see if that gets rid of the Hyrda, and to make sure it doesn't kill off the good bacteria and cause the tank to cycle! I have more Malaysian Trumpet Snails coming and I will wait to add them too! I don't want to kill them off!!! The Honey Gouramies haven't touched the hydra yet, but there were TONS of the little white crustaceans (copods or whatever they are called) in the tank since there were no fish in it after dirting, so the Honeys have been going NUTZ searching them out and FEASTING on them! They will barely take regular fish food, as they are STUFFED from the tiny critters!
But they are finding less and less of them to eat, so they are taking the New Life Spectrum tiny pellets more and more every day! I have noticed 1 of the Gouramies has some stringy white poo, so I am going to order some Seachem meds to get rid of it.
But if someone knows FOR SURE that the Panacur-C won't harm the snails PLEASE let me know!
I haven't trimmed any of the plants since the dirting, but I will need to trim some of them, as they are growing along the top of the water and out of it too!
Other than that the Dirting has gone well! I still poke around in the substrate to release any gasses that have built up, but the gasses NEVER have any smell to them, so it might just be Co2! There tends to be more gas buildup around sticks that are in the dirt, because I will bump into them with the bamboo skewer I use to poke around with. Again there is never any rotten egg smell, so I am not worried!
Anyway here are the pics!
Full tank shot
Staurogyne sp. Porto Velho
Hydrothrix gardneri and Pogostemon stellatus " Broad Leaf" growing allong and threw the surface!
Apono. longiplumulosus, Crypt wendtii "Mi Oya" Growing in GREAT and the Mi Oya's new leaves are dark brown/bronze in color, and are very wavy to seersucker-rippled in shape!
Here is a shot of one of the Honey Gouramies. Also the unknown Sword is getting BIG FAST as well the Heteranthera zosterfolia (star grass) is filling in nice too! I wasn't sure about the star grass, but it has surprised me in it's beauty!
A little bit better shot of the Honey!
Well that is it for today! I still need to redo the plumbing, but I can't decide how I really want to! I am also going to try out a Rexx Grigg reactor to see if it works any better than the Cerges type I am using now.
I am having to still add dry ferts to keep all of the plants happy, but I am unsure if all of their roots have reached the dirt yet, because in some spots the sand is a bit to deep I think! I haven't had much algae yet other than a bit of string algae that was on the Bacopa and Mint Charlie ( IIRC) that was in the 55g before! There was a bit of green dust algae in the beginning on top of the big stump an the right, but the snails have done away with most of that! I will post a few pics after I do some trimming this weekend! So stay tuned!
Thanks for looking, and let me know what Yall think, PLEASE!!!
Also Happy Thanksgiving!!!