OK so I guess it's time to get this update underway.
My CRS side of the project has really fallen by the wayside. I just couldn't keep them happy at all. The rest of the tank has been doing well, however just the CRS and the slow die off and I gave up on the shrimp. Decided to move on to GBR and try my luck there.
I picked up the GBR at the LFS who seemed to be quite happy even in standard tank water. I'm planning on lowering the TDS down to levels which the fish would be happy with, although tonight they've been following each other around and exploring the tank. They weren't very active when I first put them in there, but now after a few hours they're swimming about and exploring, the male always keeping within a foot of the female, and if she goes somewhere he always follows to keep an eye on her and if he goes somewhere she's usually not far behind him
So on to the photos!!!!!!
The first shot here is kind of looking the long way into the tank. The hornwort has been kind of meh of late, not sure why, I did have a light go out and was without a light on this tank for a while, so I'm hoping that it will bounce back here soon. The needle leaf java fern has been doing OK but the growth does seem to be slower than that of my regular java fern that I have in the other tank.
Here's a look from the corner, you can see that I have a pretty nice carpet going on in here, and that they have a nice flat stone as well as a cave to hide in if they so choose.
The Dwarf Sag carpet is coming along beautifully as you can see here, nice thick and dense, sorry about the blur, but I added two pictures so you can see how nice it has filled in. I could try to give you a count, but they're so tight and packed in there that it's nearly impossible!
Here you can see the front of the tank as it looks from the living room. Some fresh IAL placed in the tank underneath the filter to keep it nice and low. I'm planning on re-adding the peacock moss to that rock by the leaves, or I may just leave it out and place it in another tank. I'm not sure yet.
Here's the little girl who has been more explorative than the guy. He still likes to dart off when I come close with the camera.
And here's the male, who seems to like hiding whenever I'm around with the camera. Maybe his shyness will wear off with the camera as he gets used to me.
Thanks for dropping by. I still have some pieces of riccia in the tank which browned but have been insanely difficult to get out of the Dwarf Sag, I'll be working it out slowly over the next few days as I gradually bring down the TDS.
Any comments and or suggestions are always welcome! -- Until next time!