you do some nice work, and your right, that stone is out of this world
Thanks! The stone is so magnificent. My only regret is that my 10G wasn't big enough to fit it all in lol. I had put the tank up before receiving the stone, so the hardscape options were limited. I still have a couple of pounds for the 20G, though.
Very nice! Any CO2 plans?
As far as CO2 goes, I haven't considered it. Yet. I need to make a spreadsheet of all my plants and what they require so I can make an informed decision of how to proceed. I don't want to ignorantly deprive my plants, and since I'm upgrading the lighting, I may just have to take the plunge into CO2 as well!
very nice stone, i like the choice of the dark background, and hmm agreed that the shrimp would be happier without scarlet badis bugging them - our poor shrimp are in constant hide mode these days. for a shrimp-only tank something boring like a tank with just moss and no scary fish works just fine, although something like that would seem like a waste of a 20 gallon shrimp-only tank to me. i wonder what those fry are - if they're still smalll when you get the badis, they'll become badis food too!
hmm any chance of moving all the plants to the bigger tank and leaving the smaller 10 gallon as the shrimp-only one? the badis would be happier with a bigger tank too.
I may just do exactly that: keep the 10G for shrimp, and move the d. Dario to the 20G. Keeping shrimp wasn't in my "breeding program" and I had planned on using them as a food source, but the lil' buggers have stolen my heart. The 20G is probably going to end up housing d. Dario and Elassoma Gilbertii.
The fry on the other hand is a toss up. I've tried to feed them both egg yolk and green water and every time they get scared of the food. I'm hoping they're doing well enough off the infusoria for now. I'd relocate them into a breeder box, but they're fast and already stressed out. The more I look at my tank, the more fry seem to pop up. I may be up to 30 now.