Setting up a test emersed/vivarium in here with leftover clay media from aquaponics, Marineland LEDs, and slapping in some aquatic plants.
10g is now a holding/quarantine/hospital tank. Current (temp) residents: several plants and cherry/rili mix shrimp
20g long setup and everything moved over, 10g will be gutted, cleaned, ad used only for quarantine/hospital tank as needed.
View 20 gallon long thread here for all future updates on these fish/plants.
going to be transferring everything to 20 gallon soon and turn the 10 gallon into a hospital tank, see latest posts for more details on new fish and more photos
Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami
August 2012-April 7 2014
So I never had a journal for this tank before, but I finally got to re-do my 10 gallon and thought I'd show it off. Sadly no real "before" photos suffice to day it was not much to look at before the re-scape.
Tank: 10 gallon
Lights:Zoo Med ultra Sun in stock hood
Filter: AquaClear 20
Heater: Ehiem Jagar 75 Watt
Substrate: Generic Aquarium gravel (don't remember brand)
Hardscape: Rose Quarts (?) rocks from nearby stream
Flora: Anarchars, java fern, anubias nana, Argentinian sword (may remove)
Fauna: 1 Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami (Ether)
Ferts: 1 Osmote+ capsule below the swords, the rest is provided by the fish
I cleaned and redid the tank last Friday while everyone in the US was running each other over in stores for Black Friday sales. Didn't take a lot of pics since this took a lot of work but here's what I got:
Must get a better camera to take photos, phone camera washes out everything.
Friday:mostly drained so dirty gravel and smudged glass
All the missing water (used for plants, keep filter running, and cleaning gravel)
Just finished scaping! shots before filter/heater/fish added. Pardon the dusty-ness of the water
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Monday: Ether in the tank, and added some anacharis
Close up of old man (nearly 1.5 years old) Ether
The demon meow harasser... I mean Snowball my ..photography assistant today...
Don't be fooled by her cute fatness!
The rocks and gravel look MUCH better in person.
I have a ton more java babies I'm waiting to grow before they get added. Currently they're in a no-tech cube with some aged tank water..mmm nitrates.
I also have a "55" gallon tank where my other fish are now (they use to share the 10 with Ether) and I gave my Evolve to my husband to get him addicted to planted tanks [insert evil laught here]. I will update those tanks' threads sometime this week with new photos ^^