Like so many have said before, I just read through your thread and I must say I have a serious case of tank envy. I'd love to have a tank and room likes yours someday. Having the filters so easy to get to along with all that counter space to work on them must be very nice! When I return from Iraq next year I'm hoping my fiancÚ, wife then, will let me get a bigger tank. Great job.
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Thanks so much! The layout of this tank with the house worked out great and makes things super easy to get to. Are you serving over in Iraq?
I too just read through the entire thread and was captivated the whole way. The tank is beautiful! I did not know that sterbai ate blyxa, but that would explain why I can't keep it growing in my tank with 18 sterbai.
Can you tell me the name of the plant in the far background just left of center? Also, what are you using to keep the moss on top of the rocks?
Thanks and I didn't think they did either till I caught them mowing it down. The Jullii cories will not eat it but the Strebai do.
The plant in the background is Pogostemon Stellatus 'Broad Leaf'. I love this plant better then Limnophila Aromatica cause it grows straight but it is only good in large aquariums cause they will get very big.
I take and put the moss on the rocks and then get hair nets and wrap around the rock to hold it in place. Works very well.
Originally Posted by driftwoodhunter
Simple awesome! I especially love the rock work (have I said that here already? I can't remember - lol). I spend a lot of time walking along creek beds here, and i love to see rounded rocks used instead of jagged - it give the environment a completely different look. I like seeing your Congos, too. I can't decide if I want to get some for a future tank or not (I've never seen them in person) but the iridescent colors really show up well in your pics...are all yours male?
Thanks! You will love the congos and they are better in person! I think they are all males but not for sure.
Really nice tank, how big are your congos? Bigger then average? I can't figure out if mine are full grown yet, they look much smaller the yours, maybe its the pics?
Thank you! The max size for congos is roughly 3" and mine are that and maybe a bit more. For comparison, the rainbows are about 5" long.
Went through the journal and I must say I've gotta do something like this one day! Awesome setup man!
Thanks for the kind words! Hope you can do it as well because it is very fullfilling.