I can do that no problem! I'll take them tomorrow...can't go in that room right now cause that's where the parrots sleep and they get angry if I wake them before dawn. Giggle. I'll also drag out the tripod so I can take some 'no flash' shots.
I pawed through a HUGE box of wood at the fish shop looking for those two pieces. Then I boiled them for hours while my husband looked at me like I was insane.
This is the parrot, Saba, and from this picture you can see why she is to be obeyed at all times.
It put a little life in my tank, two little cherry shrimp. One of them is berried, has anyone had good fry from buying berried shrimp or does the stress of transport upset them? They have been in the tank about 12 hours and are swimming around and eating. They are so much fun to watch. Here's a pic of the non berried one munching on the single fish flake I placed in the tank.
Really like your tank. I have the same one in my office full of Red Cherry Shrimp. I know you'll find them entertaining as I do, and if you can get a few more, you'll have a nice breeding colony in no time!
(BTW, very jealous of how nice your pictures turn out!!)
I added a sponge over my intake cause I'm afraid that if my berried cherry shrimp does hatch her little ones that they'd all get sucked away and chopped up.
I'm also putting one on the filter in the ten gallon where I plan to start breeding Galaxy Danios from a already captive bred source. I'm so taken by this fish that I want to help the captive bred population to hopefully reduce it from being snatched from the wild.
Looking like A good start just one thing that bugs me is I think the DW is just too big for the tank standing vertical like that. The wood on the right looks like it has some interesting holes did you try laying it horizontal?
One more thing I'm surprised nobody mentioned is don't bury the rhizome of the nana like that or it will rot with time. You can bury the roots however.
Mature water doesn't mean a tank is cycled. A matured filter from another Tank would be the only way to avoid a cycle on a tank. Mature water is just dirty water added to a clean tank. 90% of the bacteria a tank needs is either in the filter, or on the surfaces of the tank, plants, wood, etc.