Sorry about the time in between my posts, been busy with work and trying to finish some school related shenanigans while I'm home. But overall, I've changed a few things with the tank. Took out the AR mini, but left a stem of it in the background. I replaced it with needle leaf java fern instead to take up it's place. I've also tied some riccia to some small pieces of slate to add like a bushy like appearance near the java fern. It worked out well. I just have to keep trimming it almost every so often. Really fast plant there...
Tank shot of the tank as of 7/24/14. It's been going pretty well, the hairgrass is definitely starting to carpet the entire tank. I remembered when I just had a small pot of it. Now it's just been growing like a weed in my tank. Nice to know how fast the growth can get within a few months.
Added a couple of inhabitants. Introducing the new juvenile apistogramma cacatuoides pair. They're still pretty small, so the size of the 10 gallon should be fine until I plan to upgrade to my 20 gallon long at the beginning of the new semester.
The male's staring at his reflection haha.
He must think there's another male trying to steal his territory.
I'm getting pretty crazy with the editing of the photos...I'd like to know how people edit out their photos so mine don't look a little too washed out. At the same time, I'm kinda positive I saturated the photo a litttllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeee too much, should definitely tone that down a little.
I'm really thinking of getting rid of my green neons...they're like almost NEVER out when I want them to be. The moment they know I'm nearby, they'll dart to the back of the tank. I get that they're a shy species, but not this shy
. I'll try to get some embers shipped out or try to locate some so that I can have them as my schooling fish instead of these neons. I feel as if the tank feels really empty about them..
I lost a few amanos recently. They're all jumping out mainly because of their breeding habits from what I found out. I've lowered the water level so it's not as close to the very tip of the tank as it used to be. The spray bar also has been lowered. But that's been a bummer though, I used to have like 12 ish amano shrimp prior to this situation. Now all I have is 4....that's a little depressing.
Any suggestions as usual?
If there's anything I can do to improve, I'd love to hear it.