Might consider pushing that Anubias in the front L back into the wood in the midground range area...then allow some of the smaller crypts to snake over that way. Sees this would manage the scape well and not lose any species/biomass you already have.
Agreed. This is my next project. There are some crypts in the shaded area and it would be nice to get them growing. It was hard to squeeze everything in such a skinny tank, but a bit of shuffling will help a lot. Greatly appreciate the advice.
wow this is a very nice tank!
slow grower, less maintenance
a dream tank to me!
do you have any problem with the moss?
i mean if some of them got loose it will spread everywhere like what happened in my tank back then
Thank you ikuzo. Very little maintenance and my favorite to look at. There is a reason this is in the living room and not my cave. Now that you mention it, it's probably about time to squeeze some mulm from the sponge.
There is a bit of flow near the java moss branch. I just put the net "down stream", trim, and let the clippings go straight in to the net. I miss some, but they just get lost behind the clump of fern. I think I actually have some moss balls back there I should do something with.
Good-looking scape, love how the parva is slowing creeping around.
Thanks! It's a mix of parva and willisii.
Pencils are among the easier to shoot fish, since they move - stay still for a couple of seconds - move - etc. Use the camera flash, and hold the camera at a slight angle to the glass (point upwards perhaps) to move the reflections off center. Also go as close to the glass as possible, use telephoto setting (if that lets you focus close), and macro mode (of course). For shutter speed, use the fastest flash sync speed possible - usually 1/125s. Play around with the aperture, a smaller one (= higher number) will result in more depth of field, which isn't always that necessary with the smaller P&S sensors. If your camera lets you turn off autofocus you can pre-focus and then get the best focus by moving the camera back and forth. This avoids some of the shutter lag due to the slow AF in dim light.
And I agree with Tom - time to sell some of the Anubias, and perhaps Java Fern. Tank looks great though, excellent fish choice!
That is exactly the photography advice I was looking for. I actually used some of your comments from another thread to get comfortable shooting in manual mode.
I just spent the last hour rinsing, separating, then planting little bits of glosso in my 40. I don't have enough time to get some good pics before the light goes off. Tomorrow night I will try your recommendations.
I could send you some of the Java Fern and Anubias. I know those are two plants that you need more of.