I haven't updated this journal in a while so I thought I would do that and upload a few new pics.
I have added 9 oto, one of which died about a month in. The rest seem to be thriving. They were out all the time until I added 15 espei rasbora and now they only come out at night.
I added the 15 espei and they promptly cleaned the tank of nematodes. They are an interesting little fish to watch. The filter on this tank is a magnum 350 and it generates a nice little current. The espei will swim into the outflow and let it fling them across the tank. Sometimes it will only be a few but a lot of times the whole school will join in on the fun.
I also added some cherry shrimp from my 10g. With the what used to be white sand the male shrimp have basically turned clear and the females look mottled. They are thriving and swimming all over the place. Several of the females are berried. It remains to be seen how many of the baby shrimp will survive the espei.
Here is an over view pic of the tank.
Compared to this first pic you can see it has grown out nicely. I have a nice carpet of dwarf sag going. The crypts are growing nicely. The amazon swords are growing, one in particular is doing very well. The vesuvius sword has no dirt under them and they about died. Every one of the vesuvius sword had turned brown and the blades had collapsed. I added 3 O+ gel caps near them and they have bounced back. One has a runner with 2 or 3 new plants on it.
I have bba on my wood and the moss that is attached to the wood that is closest to the light. The biggest amazon sword has some bba on one leaf that is close to the light.
Fine moss trimmings have ended up in my sag carpet and look a little unsightly.
Can someone i.d this plant?
I think this is bacopa carolina?
Amazon sword. You can see the bba on one leaf. I am going to do my water change tomorrow and take some excel to it. The oto hang around back there and I had just tossed a wafer in for them that ended up in this pic.
Recovered vesuvius sword (one of my favorite plants). You can see a runner towards the back.
Dwarf sag and java fern. The area looks like a mess. The area has a lot of fine moss pieces. Trying to vacuum it is a pain because of the shrimp.
Anubias. I believe a nana and a petite. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Another shot of my stem plants
Well thats my 75 as it sits. Thanks for looking.