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Picture 20 gallon long
Lighting: T5 Nova
Substrate: sand*
Photo period: highly variable
Fertilization: highly variable; liquid macro-micro Fertz brand, occasional extra shot of potassium, root tabs.
1 01-29-2014 01:43 AM
Picture 37g
37g tall. Nova Extreme T5HO--upgraded to Marineland Aquatic LED with timer, No c02, weekly flourish--upgraded to Pfertz micro/macro and root tabs, weekly 20% wc. Eheim cannister filter (second filter and chiller removed-pending replacement)

Fauna (updated to most current stock list)
corydoras sterbai
black neon tetra
otocinclus
1 SAE
RCS (red cherry shrimp)
amano shrimp
zebra and orange spot nerites
pond, bladder, malaysian trumpet snails.
(pending re-introduction of ramshorn snails)
1x german blue ram


Plants: yes
Subject to change and I've probably got a few bits and bobs hiding in the underbrush but...

amazon sword, java fern, anubia, crypts, various hygros (sunset mostly), xmas moss, cardamine lyrata, ludwigia, baby tears, crinum, various floaters.
10 01-29-2014 01:28 AM
Picture 2.3g Nano (taken down fall 2014)
Deep Blue betta tank (sans dividers)

Substrate: sand (mixed natural/black)
Hardscape: sandblasted manzanita branches mounted on lava rock

Livestock:
Black Bar Endlers (male only)
Snails: rams horn
Shrimp: TBD

Flora: *subject to change
anubia nana petite
mini bolbitis
crypt. parva
crypt. (var unknown--poss lucens?)
baby tears
vals
marsilea quadrifolia
frog bit
xmas moss

Lighting/Filtering: TBD, but will remain low tech.

Note: This set-up went thru a number of changes, none entirely satisfactory before being broken down and the contents redistributed to other tanks.
12 04-17-2013 01:49 AM
Picture Rescue Crab Habitat
An impulse chain store purchase, this little guy was put thru the proverbial wringer by his hapless owner before landing in my hands.

ORIGINAL: Planted vase approx 1.5g

Substrate: mixed tan/black sand
Hardscape: Lava rock, a few manzanita twigs

Initial set up included: anubia nana petite, java fern, threadleaf java fern, xmas moss, baby tears, cardamine lyrata, duckweed, frogbit, red root floater and some bits of riccia.

Fauna: 1x red claw crab, various pond/rams horn snails.

UPGRADE:
5g standard tank
Sand and gravel with stacked sandstone
Malaysian Driftwood/manzanita twigs

Flora: frogbit, duckweed, pennywort, java fern, cardamine lyrata, threadleaf java fern, xmas moss, baby tears, shredded marimo moss ball, bits of this and that.

Fauna: 3x red claw crab, half dozen cherry shrimp culls, various snails (rams, pond, mts) and a quartet of endler fry.
4 04-17-2013 01:45 AM
Picture 3g JPJ Pico
2.5g no-tech: 10/12/12 upgraded to 3g JPJ Picotope. 12/2014 repurposed from cherry shrimp to dedicated "wild type" cherry shrimp tank.

Substrate: fluorite
Hardscape: local granite and mopani piece

Flora*: HC, xmas moss, crypts, anubia nana petite, hygro "bold", cardamine lyrata, temple plant, riccia, dwarf pennywort, frogbit, duckweed, red root floaters, salvinia cuculatta.
*subject to constant change

Fauna: 2x olive nerite, variable numbers of culled rams horn snails, ever increasing numbers of "wild type" cherries culled from other tanks.
10 03-06-2013 01:51 PM
Picture Various Tiny Tanks
24 02-08-2013 12:58 AM
Picture Never Ending Bowl of..
Approx. 1g
No tech.

Crypt wendtii, cardamine lyrata, christmas moss, mini bolbitis, frogbit, spiky guppy grass, redroot floater.

Fauna: prev. 5x orange shrimp, nerites and pond snails. Those were moved to a new tank 9/25/12 and this bowl is temp housing for 6 male endlers. 11/24/12 added culled cherry shrimp showing blue coloration.
7 02-08-2013 12:57 AM
Picture Cherry Bowl
4.5" diameter, 3" high bowl on stemmed wineglass.

Substrate: Fluorite
Tech: none

Fauna: 2 cherry shrimp culls
5 02-07-2013 01:42 AM
Picture Riparium experiment
20g low-tech

substrate: fluorite

Fauna: varying over time
12 01-27-2013 10:08 PM

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