For any of you who follow my tanks or read my threads, here goes one of my rants...
I've been dreaming for a while - too long in fact! - and I finally decided to take the pressurized CO2 off of my 10g tank, upgrade the lighting on my 46g tank, switch around the plants and fish, and completely re-do the substrates with different topsoil mixes that i've been experimenting with since June. So, I did. For christmas this year, my "one big one" was a brand spankin' new 2x96W lighting fixture and a bunch else. Here's what i've got:
Fluval FX5 filter with a nice-sized powerhead
2x96W PC lighting
pressurized CO2 hooked up into the intake of the powerhead to diffuse nicely
another small pump for extra water movement
Rotala macrandra sp. 'green'
Rotala sp. variants
Lindernia parviflora 'variegated'
Microsorium sp. "windelÝv"
Microsorium sp "needle leaf"
Ludwigia senegalensis 'guinea'
Eleocharis sp. 'belem'
...and i believe thats it.
6 Serpae tetras
2 Kribensis (breeding pair)
2 Curviceps (maybe a breeding pair? not sure.)
1 Celebes rainbowfish (i need to find a bunch more to get a school, i love these guys!)
2 Kuhli loaches
3 Mixed dwarf plecos (brown with white spots, looks almost like a farlowella
1 Albino dwarf bristlenose pleco
Before I get to the pictures
, note that the giant amazon sword in the middle of the tank is not going to stay there. I haven't figured out what to do with it yet, because I can't fit it in any of my tanks, and my LFS wouldnt take it. Anyone here can have it for $25 shipped if you want it (species is Echinodorus sp. 'tropica' if that helps haha). I think thats what I paid for it when it was just a little tiny guy.