Skimmed through this whole thread and all I can say is WOW! The amount of change this tank has overgone in 4 years is amazing.
No kidding! Even I'm amazed when I look back at all this tank has been through. And I never did take pictures of the time when I was busily finishing my degree and let the tank go down to a low tech tank with mostly crypts.
To think I started out with the standard strip light and plastic plants! This tank has come a long way.
Originally Posted by HD Blazingwolf
So u just proved to alll the disbelievers. Yellow dc doesnt mean dead fish. Clearly ur fish are happy.. the spawing of the pelvicachromis proves this..
The colors look good!! Im very pleased with how this tank looks. Lots of varying species. One more the main reasons i want a bigger tank!
Can you believe that I actually reduced the CO2 in this tank? I was running it at a higher concentration. I had my pH controller set to 6.2, but upped it to 6.4 so I could have a little margin for error. But even at 6.2 the fish were fine.
These pics show the reds a little better than the last pics. I still need to work on my camera adding too much yellow when the light hits the green leaves. There's some kind of setting for "warm" colors on my camera that I think is doing it that I need to hunt down and change, but this camera has so many settings, it's like a massive maze to try to figure out where any particular setting is. But the more I work with it, the better I get so I'll figure it out eventually.
You need to get a bigger tank. I think you'd love it. They're a lot of work, but the rewards are wonderful. There's nothing like sitting in the room and looking over to this huge display of plants and fish all lit up!