Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Philidelphia, PA
Just replaced a broken pane of glass on one of my 30 gallons...couldn't salvage the trim though. All in all I think I did a pretty good job. I think I'll be turning it into a sump tank for my 75 gallon tank, but only time will tell. Tonight's the night I let my circulating system run overnight. Up until now I've been scared something would go wrong but it's been running for a few hours now and it's staying constantly level. All I need to do now is order the poret foam, stick it in the two 40 breeders and call it a finished project haha
Tomorrow I work on the 75. I have about 6 large pieces of driftwood to work with and a few smaller pieces. I'm gonna gonna set up the wood the way I want it, take a picture, then one by one start tying anubias on each one until the wood is about 50% covered (or until I run out) so that there's some room for growth. I'm gonna take my pair of brown ancistrus out of the 75 and move them into the sump and see if I can get another clutch. I think I'm actually going to keep them out of the 75 for good so they don't knock the anubias off the wood. Their babies can stay for now until they get larger.
Next week I'll actually get my planted tank in check...my cherry shrimp are just dying. I don't know why, but the whole tank is a mess. It went wild in a bad way....too much duckweed and dwarf lettuce. The water sprite is growing on top of everything, and I can barely see the plants in the back of my tank. Gonna have to rescape the whole thing with just a few pieces of anubias and mostly chain sword to keep the jungle look, but get rid of most of the duckweed, dwarf lettuce, and water sprite so it doesn't look so dimly lit.
Oh and one more thing....I've had this 2.5 gallon tank that's been sitting in my basement that got overrun with scuds so I just let the dwarf sag and microsword die off. The scuds are still doing extremely well though. Thought about it for a second and realized it would be a great idea to actually give the scuds a bigger tank of their own and raise them as a live food for my guppies and SAE's. So I'll prolly just grab a 10 gallon, throw in some java moss and a little air driven filter and feed them twice a week and call it a day. Instant fish food haha. I'm also gonna grab a white worm culture from Pete Mang up in NY once the temps get cool enough to ship them. White worms are a great food source for most fish and they're really easy to maintain. I'd be happy to hook anyone up with a starter culture once I get mine.
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