|Yesterday 06:30 PM|
|johnson18||The Pothos doesn't look as blue when I wash the leaves... damn dust!|
|Yesterday 04:36 PM|
|12-05-2013 05:53 PM|
|Centromochlus||Nice tank! What is the plant with the broad green/blue leaves on the top right side?|
|12-05-2013 05:23 PM|
The black mangrove has finally started growing! it sat there with one set of leaves for months. Now its got probably 3 sets total!
|12-05-2013 07:53 AM|
|hydrophyte||Those plants look happy. You should cut that aluminum plant down with a couple nodes at the base and then make a couple more cuttings for rooting with it.|
|12-05-2013 05:59 AM|
|MadRiverPat||Love the way this tank is looking. Hopefully getting a 20L soon and am definitely planning on going the riparium route. Today was my last day of classes as well and now its time to catch up on forums and do some much needed tank maintenance.|
|12-05-2013 04:00 AM|
I know I've not updated this journal in a few months. I've just been letting this tank do it's own thing. I keep up with top offs & WC, but they aren't super often. At the current moment it's in desperate need of a top off/WC, but my city's main water main broke last week leaving us waterless for a day, brown for a couple days after that. I've been trying to delay adding water to all of my tanks. Haha.
The only inhabitants are a healthy colony of ramshorn snails and a bunch of pond snails which I smash on a regular basis.
I have added some new plants over the last few months, both above and below the waterline.
Well tomorrow is the last day of classes for the fall, so I will be doing work on all my tanks over the next week.... Just thought I'd provide a little teaser for now!
|09-29-2013 12:24 PM|
|johnson18||I've got some fluorite black onyx sand under black diamond with lots of root tabs!|
|09-29-2013 01:21 AM|
|09-01-2013 09:46 PM|
|johnson18||I added a bunch of Christmas moss to the outflow of the HOB. I decided to start adding more plants to the hob. I layered the moss on top of the existing riccia. On top of the moss I added a few different plant species. Hopefully I'll get some pics in a few days.|
|09-01-2013 03:45 PM|
|08-22-2013 01:42 AM|
Beautiful tank and doggies! I have two pitties myself.
Hope your crypts come back quickly for you. Sorry to hear about your shrimp.
|08-22-2013 12:41 AM|
|08-21-2013 09:50 PM|
|tattooedfool83||Dang man. I feel bad. Keep your head up. You and your tank are an inspiration and have given me personally lots and lots of info and ideas. Did your filters have ore filters on them?|
|08-21-2013 09:44 PM|
I've been rather bummed out by this tank lately. As some might have noticed, or might not, I've been mostly absent from the forum the last few weeks. Part of this has been due to feeling totally dejected by my failed attempt(again) to keep shrimp and the total melt down of many of the crypts in this tank. A large part has been because I've been really focused on my dogs during my few weeks of down time between my summer and fall semesters. I'm the sole organizer of a local bully walk, the Columbia Bully Walk. Check it out on Facebook if you want to know more! http://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaBullyWalk Yup, that was definitely a shameless plug! Hahaha... I actually spend quite a bit of time trying to come up(& implement) with better ways to promote and grow this group. With all of the college students returning to Carolina over the last few weeks, it has given me an opportunity to gain the a lot of new people. Our most recent walk(last Sunday) had 22 dogs and close to 30 people! Woo... Haha...just getting started, this was month 7, so that's way better then the 4-8 we averaged for a few months this spring!
Well, here is a shot of my happy dogs after playing off leash, running, swimming and getting muddy for about two hours earlier this week!
Alright back to planted tank related stuff! The crypt melt I mentioned was mostly due to me yanking out some wendtii & beckettii to share with a fellow member to help get his emersed crypt collection off the ground. I expected a little melt, what I got was almost a total, and complete meltdown of all wendtii and beckettii that was in the tank, mostly behind where I planted the parva foreground. Oh well, good thing is that it will grow back. I've got plenty of time to wait, as the tank only has snails in it at this point. Haha. I took the opportunity during the worst of the melting to pull the Fluval underwater filter out of the tank and do an extra throughough cleaning of it. The riparium plants have been doing well for the most part. The ones in the planted hob more so then others. The 'Katie' has started dropping its lower leaves, though it is still producing new leaves and a few flowers. Several of the seeds that I wasn't able to capture have started sprouting, a few in the planter and a couple are other places in the tank.
So I am open to suggestions on what to stock this tank with.... As much as I love PFR shrimp, I can't say I've ever been successful with shrimp in this tank. Not to mention having to go pick up ten gallons of RO water every week was kind of a pain. If I try shrimp again, it will be some time, as I've got the money nor the temperatures required to get shrimp at the moment.
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