Wow. All the plants and tanks look really good. I wish I had tanks that looked like that. Oh, well. I will just stare at yours.
Thanks, Cable. If I can do it, you can do it! (Those commercials that say that phrase annoy me, the ITT tech ones, haha)
Lovely pics, Sara! The tank is looking good. And there has definitely been some growth, especially on the Ludwigia hybrid.
Your downoi is looking good.
I starved mine of macro nutrients for a while, so a bit of the newer growth is whitish, I'm guessing it's mack of Mg and or Iron.
I do know they are Mg hogs and do appreciate iron. They don't really seem to care where it comes from though. I've found downoi responds excellent to root fertilizers.
I like this tank alot, truthfully I am not a fan of "urban" scapes, I usually find them really tacky but I think this one is tastefully done. You should try too somehow attach moss too the divider, it would look like vines growing up it!
Not a bad idea with the moss. The idea of this tank was to represent a city street being reclaimed by nature after it's abandoned. I got the idea from the sidewalks in disarray in parts of this city. I find it fascinating how nature finds cracks and crevices to re-establish itself in a concrete jungle.
Lol, I have some brown shrimp and I moved them too a high temp tank the one with my tylos in it, it's 80+, well was now I lowered the temp somewhat in there but the shrimp aren't in there anymore... enough blabbering too my point. When I moved the light brownish-interbreed colored shrimp into the high temp tank he turned almost completely black, and stayed that color until I lowered the temp. And it was actually a really solid color too, I may have some pics somewhere of it. Not sure why I felt like mentioning that but I thought it was interesting lol.
Nice. I'll remember that to kill shrimp, cook them.
This guy is cute! You can actually see both colors.
Too bad they don't stay that way. Most of the offspring is now like a wild cherry looking shrimp. But I think they are cute. Just really glad I was able to ship some of the blue pearls to non-c before the contamination. Now CT can ask him for BPs if he has a disaster.
I'm jealous, I wish I could find some fissiden locally. Maybe me and Chad will have too go on a hunt this year lol
I found it randomly, didn't even know I brought it home with me. LOL
Grats on the oto! I love oto's I am always so scared to buy them though because when I did before they all died.
The crypt is super cool!
They never seem to get to the point of breeding, sadly.
What is wrong with the Ludwigia red? It looks really good too me...
The new growth is curly and smallish. Looks like she curled her leaves under for a date. Some of the leaves are paler red.
I'm a huge fan of Najas R. is it just as weedy as regular guppy grass? If you ever need too trim it you know who's over yonder. Grats on the baby crypt!
Roger that. Remind me when the time comes and I'll share.
Originally Posted by Cardinal Tetra
Looks like those hybrids both shrimp and fish didn't turn out too badly. I like the mixed colors on the endler guppies.
LOL on the urban decay tank! You should see the one I have at home Nothing but algae, shrimp, snails, and giant crypts. It hasn't had a water change in 3 months.
That mystery moss looks like peacock moss. Love that stuff.
I didn't realize that the fissidens ball was that big until I saw the fts. I'll need to go search for some one of these days. There are some trout streams around here that might hold some. Where did you find it?
What's all that stuff you've got growing on the filter pipe and sponge?
The crypt up front is C. wendtii 'Indonesia' and the one behind it is the florida sunset. They're all wendtii varieties I got from Chad, I think. I'll have to send you more various crypts!
Peacock could be the winner. I remember getting that particular moss a long time ago. I'm going to try and rescue a piece and grow it in another tank.
Those endler hybrids are really good looking in person. One has a grey tail with white stripes on the top and bottom. I've never seen such a brilliant shade of white on a guppy before. They are really cute fish.
Sad about the blue pearls. I am setting up a small 3 gallon to rescue some of the younger ones that aren't berried and for sure are BPs. I figured with a little time, I'll rebuild a population.
Thanks on the id. So the wrinkly one is Indonesia. Guess what? She is with child! I have a baby crypt!!! I can't believe it.
As far as the fissidens, I found it on my shoe from a trip to a local park. It was stuck in the ridges, lol. This is mostly what it looked like: http://ohiomosslichen.org/MossID11.html
Almost like little christmas tree branches. Didn't even know if it was aquatic, I just threw it in the tank for the fun of it. It grows on sand near the water at the base of the rocks in this area. Not sure what sp of fissidens it is even.
It and the hydrocotyle has taken over since the SAE (RIP) depature. I am impressed at how much this one fish could eat.
thats alot of pictures
they look great!
i especially love that 10g!
Thanks, Bob. Went a little camera happy. I tend to take 500000 pictures in hopes of getting at least one nice shot. Most of the time I fail, lol.
Oh, on tank realted news:
I trimmed the HM for the first time in weeks. Oh boy, did this create a huge mess! Didn't think until after I started trimming to turn off filters so there was little pieces flying everywhere. It was snowing green leaves. After one half of an hour of scooping and picking, I got the majority of it and decided to stop trimming. That was fun. Meanwhile, I am one the lookout for a new carpetting plant that isn't so adventurous.
And some awesome news! I got a very generous gift recently! It was a regulator built by one our members. It has a solenoid and all kinds of bells and whistles. Frankly, it is awesomeness at it's finest. Waiting for the husband to help me set it up after the holidays. I didn't plan on posting in the journal for a while, but I really had to share how excited I am about build by bettatail. It's so fantastic. I'll take pictures when I get it setup and working!
Until then, enjoy the days to come!