The second batch of 9 rasboras did not fair as well as the first one: 4 found within 24 in various forms of death. This is partially my fault as I got them from PetSmart a day after they came in. Now I am at 13 total and debating whether to leave them be or bump their numbers up. My 3 whip tail cats got transferred over with little drama. They remind me of Mastiffs in their totally "whatever" attitude: pull them of the class - whatever; hold them in my hand out of the water - no big deal; hold them at the surface in the new tank - yawn; shake them off - ok, where is my wall?
I am starting to enjoy this tank: the corys are all over the place 24x7 and the rasboras learned the spot the food magically appears at and congregate en mass there, always looking famished. The whip tail cats just hang on the glass, sucking when awake. The shape and the dynamics of the tank are no longer (that) strange and I finally learned to find my way around.
The next guys over are my 2 Bolivian Rams. I'm dragging my feet, trying to imagine how they would fit in there. The last (hopefull) parking spot is still up in the air: on one hand I would not mind some Angels, but then again - risk it or not?
Flora is dong better then I expected: plants are growing, the water is clear and I'm yet to do the first real WC. The star of the show turned out to be Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata 'Cuba'. I had limited success keeping this plant before and now I know why: it does not like to be trimmed. In a 24" tank it begins to shine.
Another plant I have a love/hate relationship is Stargrass. This tank is the only one I have where it decided to live, all 24" of it.
Da Second Front:
Takes a chair to look down:
It's a jungle up there:
We do Windows 8: