it was a pain to move the 40b but its all back together. it was much easier to set up the second time. i still ran into so leak problems, which are my own fault, some of hosing i am using has a inner diameter that is to large, and requires a little extra force, and proper positioning to get the hose clamp just right.
i took from what i had learned watching the hillstreams at my apt and tried to make channels, so that everyone could have a territory, and i could view more at once. it looks a little crowded in the photo, but most of the time i can see 80% of the hillstreams out at one time.
i also traded a clown pleco from my other tank for a sewellia lineolata. i didn't have a white one, and he was all alone in his current set-up.
i love these little guys. i might be trading them away and doing a all gastro tank, i have a few humilis coming in, and one viriosus. i really wanted two viriosus, but i wanted a small group of humilis a little more, and i am honestly way over stocked for a hillstream tank. i just recently thought of building another tank for them, but if i do, it will have to wait until i am moved and settled in, in florida.
I made the mistake of visiting my favorite LFS in san antonio(other than the one i work at) and very quickly blew $30 on emerald rasboras, the myrios (only $1.25 ea should have bought more)
much to my excitement they stopped carrying reticulated hillstreams (sewellia lineolatta) and brought in Gastromyzon, i almost peed my pants with excitement! I'm pretty sure my gf is going to stop letting me to go LFS becaues "don't worry i'm just gonna run in real quick" always turns into a 2 hour affair of "i want this and that, and that. oh but where will i put it? i'll just get this. oh but man i really want that! OK! i'll get this instead....but man i don't know these are really cool." yadda yadda yadd. i stared at their gastro tank for about 20mins inspecting every single one, looking for that awesome rare find. i did find what i think to be a Zebrinus, but i don't have a positive ID, and it could just be a young gastro of another kind. Their patterning often changes drastically as they grow up. but either way its super cool, and very shy, so i don't have a good photo yet.
in the batch of rasboras came this guy
i saw him in the tank, and forget to check what they netted to make sure i didn't get it, but i got distracted and forgot. does any one know what it is?
anyway on to the excitement of my tank! i have two berried shrimp, who i have never had berried before! one amano (now for the second time, i haven't been able to update since i saw her first berry) and one bamboo! its crazy i've been keeping bamboo for almost two years and never had one get berried! sadly it means nothing because i don't have the time to devote to try and actually breed them, but its really cool non the less.
living at home is giving my parents the tank fever and they are talking about buying one from me, which would be great because i don't want to carry many more tanks with me. but they don't want the fish that are in it. they are a little aggressive (gardneri killifish), so i will be selling my 3trio (1m 2f) at some point soon, to make room for whatever they want. it makes me sad, because the male is a third generation tank raised in my tanks. and is stunning! i have a 4th generation in my grow out tank, that i was going to replace my 3rd gen with when they got old enough, but now i might have to sell every one :-(.
heres a couple fun pics to close this update out.