OMG it's been a very long time since I updated this. I did set up the 55 gal finally. I'll post pics of how it's been so you can see how it changed and then i'll post about how it is now and come current pics and what i'm wanting to do to it. Guess I didn't take too many pics.
Starting with the oldest pics:
Now the newest pics:
For a good long while the tank has been empty of inhabitants
( But I kept the filter going and all and then a friend was taking his tank down and gave me all his fish which 4 of them are pretty big I thought compared to what we always used to have.
1-4in golden gourami
2-3 1/2in rainbows
2-3 in buenos aries tetras
1 small bloodfin tetra
1 small unknown tetra?
1 loach of some kind
1 albino cory
1 other kind of cory
1 otto cat
1-4in common pleco
The only one that didn't survive was the molly. And do youthink in the future we might be able to ad a school of neon or cardinal tetras? If so how many is a good school?
But dang my java moss took over BIG TIME!!!! Still have some java ferns and anubias and anubias petite and the java moss?
Finally my son and I are looking for a more natural decor! So no more ship, skull, urn, roman columns, shell, or spongebob pineapplehouse either!!!!
We harvested a piece of wood from the burn pile in the back yard from a damaged and finally fallen branch from one of our oak trees! Right now it's in the tub still soaking in hopes that will make the bark a little easier to get off even though the branch has been off the tree for at least 6 mos.
Here's a pic of the piece we'll be looking to add to the tank!
I will have to trim off about 3 inches from those two smallest branches otherwise it's gonna be too wide for the tank.
We already have 2 smaller pieces of mopani wood in there about 5-6 inches long but they've been over taken by the java moss like everyting else in there. I'll be looking to get some more bigger anubias to put in their as well someday after the wood finally goes in.
We really miss our shrimpies but with the free fishies and the low budget we'll have to take small steps. There's tons of places to hide the way it is now but I don't think they'd last with th current habitants that we have right now. lol But i'd like to get rid of the blue rock as well someday! lol
Oh and since the new decor will consist of just wood and plants should I have any other decor for the loach that we never see and the pleco that we seldom see? Really not wanting to add that big sea shell but in his previous tank I guess he used to hide in there.
Tried growing swords before, probably that was in the 20 gal, and a few other plants but just can't seem to grow anything but the java moss, java ferns and anubias. Used to have some pennywort that did ok for a good while but never did get it to root and had a floater but never could get that to root either can't remember what that was.
So i'm open for some sugestion for some other easy almost no care low light plants. lol
I do have some flourish excel from a bba outbreak when we had the 20 gal and some seachem flourish root tabs that I never used.
Just hoping to make this as natural as we can with what we have with some suggestions to slowly add to the tank in the future.
Thanks for reading guys!