|11-18-2013 01:30 AM|
The tank has been turning into a jungle lately as I haven't been trimming it as much as I should have been. I will be doing a major hacking in the next day or so as I didn't get a chance to do it this weekend. I will try to take a before picture to show just what I'm talking about. I have almost completely eliminated the elatine as it just becomes too much of a pain to keep up on trimming along with all the other stem plants in the tank. I may or may not try to get some monte carlo but may just wait out the true sag but it's such a slow grower.
I will have a medium flat rate box full of plants that I put up for sale but if no takers by tom. evening then they will get posted as a RAOK so be sure to keep an eye out(for those of you that participate on this forum other than trying to get a freebie).
|11-03-2013 01:04 AM|
Moss spores? That's cool though.
I've heard that amano shrimp are notorious for swimming down overflows...
|11-02-2013 04:53 AM|
On another note the mini pellia that I put on a branch is not looking too good. It's starting to brown in spots but hoping that it will survive. Another neat observation that I have noticed is I'm having fissidens popping up all over on my driftwood and I haven't had any fissidens in the tank for over a year and it never did good for me, as do most mosses. It's showing up on branches and rocks that I never placed it on and growing nicely. It will be cool to see it after it starts to fill in, but it still baffles me how after a year it starts to show up all over the place.
|10-30-2013 06:21 AM|
|steven p||They probably just feel more comfortable, more at home... More of their own kind hanging around.|
|10-30-2013 02:07 AM|
|10-29-2013 05:15 AM|
|steven p||There's plenty enough cover... You'll be seeing them everywhere in no time...|
|10-28-2013 07:34 PM|
|10-28-2013 07:37 AM|
|BHolmes||Those plants are massive! The pictures don't do this scape justice.|
|10-28-2013 06:46 AM|
I added the 100+ cherry shrimp to the tank tonight. Thanks again Steven they look really nice. I'm seeing shrimp on every corner of the tank and I'm sure some of the little babies will get ate but I'm hoping there will be enough cover to allow a population to get established.
Here is a few shots of the tank as of tonight after a huge trim last night.
|10-27-2013 05:36 AM|
|ua hua||Did a huge trim tonight as the tank was turning into a jungle. I wish I would have had time to take before pictures because it was amazing how fast some of these stems grow. The H. brown is insane in the amount of growth that it can grow in just a few days. I don't know how much longer it will stay in the tank but I really do like the color of the leaves on that plant. I will be adding about 100 cherry shrimp tomorrow as I will be meeting a member on here and trading a bunch of plants and old aquarium supplies that I have no need for anymore. I will post some updated pictures tom. evening after I get back home and get the shrimp acclimated.|
|10-22-2013 03:30 AM|
|10-21-2013 08:24 AM|
von rios are great! love mine.
|10-21-2013 05:30 AM|
Quick little update.
I changed my mind on getting apistos for this tank for the time being. I was a little worried they might start digging around and uprooting some plants and was having a hard time finding the A. panduros or nijessini local and my shipping window is getting smaller as it's getting cold at night. I did add 16 Orange flame Von rio tetras to the tank and may or may not try to find some blue emperor tetras in the next month or so. The plants are growing like mad and some days I question going with a heavily dominated stem plant tank again but I love the different colors and textures so I guess I will just have to buck up and trim every 3 days for now. I will also be adding some mini pellia to some rocks in the next week.
|10-13-2013 02:40 AM|
|10-12-2013 03:40 PM|
|samee||I had this plant for a good 2 years, its one of my favourite. I plant the top part and the bottom usually produces 2 new stems. After a while though, the main stem turns black and dies out. By then the 2 plants are big enough to be snipped away.|
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