Sounds like its all gonna work out, but what's a Zip car?
It's a rental car by the hour. They have the all over DC, the closest is a block away. I walk to work and school, and most of DC is walk/metro/cab accessible. If I need a car for a few hours, I just use www.zipcar.com
I found shrimp surviving... LoL Trying to figure out what to do next - order more amano shrimp cocktail?
The Koralia nano 240 is doing a good job moving water without blowing plants or looking fugly in the tank (I hate seeing equipment or hoses in the water).
The apistos keep doing their tail flirting dance. I'm going to try to record it because it's funny. The male tilts sideways and then flashes his butt at the females... Wondering if this works in a bar situation
hair algae is sloooooooowly receding but not gone. An army of amanos would have made short work of this but alas, I'm still trying to figure it out.
Oh and I tied an anubias to the driftwood sticking out of the water... The leaves died off, so I'm thinking it has to put out emersed leaves.
Lastly the lily pipe worked better for CO2 - I've had to hike it up with the output jet for some reason. I may switch back and see how it works.
nice looking tank and sorry to hear about the loss of the koi angel and amanos. Are you still planning on getting discus?
Thanks! Yes, if I do - I will buy adults instead of juvies because they are hardier and I won't have to deal with growth issues. I was told it's a bit more expensive, but they are ultimately easier to keep.
Any updates? This has been great reading and your tank is beautiful.
Thanks! I've been enjoying it for the most part - School has kept me busy so I'm not updating as much.
The Apisto. macmasteri male got hole in the head and died - I didn't realize what was going on and when I realized, I started treatment but to no avail. The other fish including the Apistos seem fine and haven't shown any symptoms.
I did a 3 day black out because I was still having residual string algae issues. It wiped out the algae and my tiger lotuses - All of them save one. The tank is clean now but for future reference, I will remove the lotuses and place them in a sunny area for 3 days - All of mine melted and never recovered.
I will be replacing the lotuses and get another male macmasteri - One of the most beautiful fish I've owned.
I added 8 1" tiger barbs, they are fun to watch. I'll post pictures soon