So, water change on Thursday. Water change on Friday. Removed the decaying shrimp and tested the water. Zeroes across the board... it's fauna time.
So, it may seem lame, but I am really happy with what I got.
My wife helped me pick out a beautiful Crowntail Betta at Petco. I've always had this dream of releasing a Betta from those crappy little cups they live in and letting them into a big, lush, planted tank. Life doesn't have to be miserable for the poor Bettas!
This is my favorite picture of him.
Then I got a bunch (or what I thought was a bunch!) of Neon Tetras. I was really tempted to get some nice Rainbows, but they were a little too pricey for me.
Brought them home and started acclimating them.
Did a DIY drip acclimation.
Here are the Neons.
And then the Betta.
The Betta looks AMAZING!
The Neons look great, as well. But the school of 11 looked so small....
Soooooo, I went back to the LFS and got 18 more!
Threw in 4 Otos for good measure. I will probably add 2 or 3 more when the store gets more in this week.
And here it is... My cat Lulu loves the tank. It makes me so happy, too. She is home alone while my wife and I are at work, so I wanted to give her something to watch.
Sorry for the crummy pictures. I'll upload some better ones once it gets dark and I can kill all the lights.
Really REALLY happy with the way things have come together.
On the horizon for delivery this week - 15 RCS and 5 MTS. Oh, and a bunch of Frogbit!
Thanks for checking it out! Please, let me know what you think.