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06-04-2014 06:54 PM
ValMM Bettas change color sometimes, it's ok.
06-02-2014 07:15 PM
greenteam This looks great even with the over grown look lol.
06-02-2014 05:26 AM
Gnomecatcher Oops my mistake, I meant thread algae. But yeah, hair algae.

I originally had a small power head attached to the sub-substrate filter. I took that filter out about a year ago, since it was getting clogged and was a pain to keep down in the substrate. Eventually it popped right up and I was like "welp, that does it"

ValMM: Thanks! It's weird, in the last two months that I've had him, he lost all his white! Oh well, I hope that means he's healthy.
06-01-2014 01:07 AM
ValMM What a beautiful betta boy!
06-01-2014 12:35 AM
CannaBrain What's thread moss? Hair algae?

Also, I'm curious about your under-gravelfilter. Does it actually have O2 pumping through those tubes or was it simply intended as home for bacteria beneath the substrate?
03-12-2014 07:41 AM
Gnomecatcher Thank you! Yeah, I'd kinda like to get the tank back to that point. I was considering starting a new tank with the same vision, but I think I should continue working with this tank. Starting a 3rd tank when I know I'm going to be moving twice in the next year and don't have a steady job at the moment is not a good idea!

I think I'll be moving the crypts to my cube riparium. Now THAT is my jungle tank. I would also like to have another go at moss. The moss that I had got infected with thread moss.
03-12-2014 07:05 AM
talontsiawd Though I am not a fan of "ornamental" tanks usually, your tank is very tranquil and calming. I really like it. I have to say, at post 12, I am loving that. The jungle works as well but that stage of the tank is just awesome to me. Good work.
03-12-2014 06:44 AM
Gnomecatcher I've literally tried to post this 3 times and each time my internet craps out or I accidentally close the window. I give up. No talking, here's some pic updates:







I've been neglecting my tanks for the longest time, but this past weekend I cleaned them all up and started CO2 and ferts again. Quite a bit of change since the last update, no?
10-07-2013 07:57 PM
ValMM I love how the tank has a simple design, yet is flowing and beautiful.
10-07-2013 06:25 PM
parrottbay Looks good!
03-20-2013 09:59 PM
Gnomecatcher Yep, using CO2, rather haphazardly I might add. (I don't keep track of ppm or anything)

Crypts are doing rather well. No melting during the transition stage. The only thing is that I had a difficult time getting their roots buried, because the biomedia under my substrate is beginning to rise to the top.
03-20-2013 09:55 PM
artresz Nice work so far. I gather you are using CO2? How are the crypts working out for you?
I love your moss "carpet".
03-20-2013 09:45 PM
sdaugherty The tank looks very cool. Good Job!
03-20-2013 06:54 PM
Gnomecatcher Seeing is believing. I added some Amanos to the mix, and I have always known that they were supposedly the best algae eating shrimp of them all. Overnight, they cleared off most of the spot algae from the lantern and the driftwood. They still haven't touched the thread algae, which has been plaguing me since the dawn of time. And who would have guessed that Petco carried them? At $2.39 a pop and having no job until I start research this summer, I only got 4. Sorry for the crappy(er) pics, used the little old point and shoot this time.

One of them has a busty eye and developed this funky color.



Chillin on the moss.

03-03-2013 07:12 PM
Gnomecatcher Here, have an update:



I'm trying to grow H. tripartita emersed on that sponge. Hope it fills in pretty quickly. As you can see the wall was not going so well. I transferred the moss to rocks to make sort of a carpet.

I've had the worst luck with any and every type of plant except H. tripartita, so I'm trying my hand at crypts to see how it goes.

All of my shrimp have died, but their babies are almost full grown. I'm going to replenish the colony soon with some cherries.
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