|10-07-2013 05:26 AM|
AND THE RESCAPE!!!
Its been a week since the rescape, things are growing well. I have been working at getting some pogostemon helferi to transfer to submerged state (front left side of the tank) and I transferred a few stems from my 40b, along with a stem of staurogyn repens (sp?) I transferred one of my E.Franz prinz swords from my 40b as well. I added some cyprus helferi to the tank as well, hopefully I can keep the length under control or I will go ahead and pull it out and replace with with another grassy plant. There are three caves I produced in the tank for my Peacock Gudeons and well.. they each took possession of one of them within a few min. of transferring them back to the tank. So Grouchy and happy have a home.
Well.... here are a few pics of the new scape.
|09-25-2013 04:49 AM|
|Noahma||Well.... the scape has been less than underwhelming lol. The shadows are too deep, the fish like to hide around in the wood more than they are out. So, I plan on rescaping in the next couple weeks with a totally different scape. Stay tuned!|
|06-21-2013 06:35 AM|
|Padraig Pearse||Hahaha nice. Grouchy fish are my favorites.|
|06-21-2013 05:45 AM|
Tank is up and running and has been for a while. My main focus has been on my 40b. The wood looked great for a while.... There is now a pretty good size BBA outbreak I am combating. Once that is taken care of, I will post some pics.
Here is one taken about 10 min. ago. I like this tank compared to my 40b because of its shadows. The tank is much darker and full of dark green and brown plants. the fish however are stand out colorful. A the moment I have (2)peacock gudgeons in there, one male and a female. They have GREAT personalities. The girl is very very curious of everything going on outside the tank. She follows you around at the front of the glass and stares at you when your not near it. My male is a shy grouch. he pops his head out from time to time, and he likes to attempt a chase on the CPD's. (looses EVERY time lol)
|06-21-2013 05:03 AM|
|Padraig Pearse||Update? Wondering how that wood is gonna look heh heh.|
|04-07-2013 04:50 AM|
I cannot wait to get it in the tank. I have not been out of the hobby, just doing my main focus on my 40b rainbow tank. now that its growing well, its time to get this one back in shape. and bring it down to a low light tank so I do not have to do a ton of work on it each week. The 40b takes up a ton of time already, so its a goal lol
|04-06-2013 06:14 AM|
That piece of wood
Looks awesome. Welcome
|04-06-2013 03:10 AM|
Wow its been a long time since I posted last lol.
I am getting ready for another redo. I am doing it mainly because the fish are always in the plants and I never really see them. I got a burl of "spider wood" from my LFS with a 90* cut in the back, hopefully I can use it in one corner to provide some cover to make the fish feel happy enough to come out and play. I think they are breeding in the tank as I see smaller fish, and these ones should be reaching about 2-3 years old now lol
I will have to trim the branches to the far left and right, but I plan to zip tie them back on in the same location, just in a little bit to fit.
Anywhoo here is a pic of the wood.
|10-06-2012 03:17 AM|
few more pics.
Crypt. Wendtii 'green gecko' and bronze sitting between the wood.
Rotala Macandra, its doing the best it ever has in this tank.
|10-06-2012 03:05 AM|
Update time, its been a long time between the last update and now. I have been busy saving for the items needed so I can setup the 40B, so all I really have been doing is maintaining the tanks, and purchasing fertilizer.
Here she is at the moment. I added a few more plants just this last week, we will see how they do. I have some babies in the tank now, I pulled some plants out this last rescape and put them in a spare 10g tank. Well there must have been eggs because a few weeks later I went to go pulld own the tank and there were a bunch of babies swimming around. I ended up with two CPD's and two CBD's that survived.
Here are a few pics of the growing scape.
|08-14-2012 06:05 AM|
Nothing much has changed except a few plants. The Staurogyne sp. 'Porto Velho' is growing slowly, but well. It looks as if it is a nice plant of gauging light levels. In high light levels it gets a slight red hue around the edges. I think I have my light levels about right, I havehad to raise the light about 10" above the waters surface to beat back the BBA that I have had, and the 'porto velho' is still a bit redish. We will see what happens over the next couple of weeks.
|07-25-2012 05:27 AM|
Hopefully I can keep good enough flow in the tank to take care of any BBA that may pop up again. I have the light about 10" above the tank (26W CFL) last time I measured the par I was getting about 30 at the substrate. I have the Zoomed 501 nano canister filter on the tank, as well as a Hagen Elite internal filter (converted to a power head) moving water in the tank.
My embers love the extra open space, my CPD's and sparkling gourami not as much. Eventually I might add another Badis to the tank, I really love those little guys. The pygmy cories will come here as soon as I can find a way to sneak them into the tank.
|07-24-2012 06:47 AM|
This tank has gone threw many changes, and all of them looked VERY GOOD!!! The current setup is one of my favorites! One question though, is the tank still sitting on the TV Trey??? If it is I PRAY that it is built better then the ones like it we used to have!!! We got some for a wedding gift, gag from a friend, and they seemed to be built well, but with a little weight the lip that the folding leg rests on snapped off and the 15" tv fell to it's death! It has been there for a while, so I hopefully it will be ok!!!
Anyway Great fish choices ya went with too! I have always wanted some Embers, and Badis, but I have never seen them locally! SUX!!! The pygmy cories will be cool too!!!
Keep up the great work in a cool tank!
|07-24-2012 06:13 AM|
Total rescape again! lol I was having flow issues with the scape as it was, so I redid it again last night. I think it turned out ok, and the flow is much better. I had tons of BBA to scrape and burn off the wood with h2o2. I think some of the foreground will remain plain sand, I really want a group of pygmy cories so that will come in handy. Not sure what other foreground I will use on the far left side.
Here are the updated pics!!
|06-17-2012 02:45 AM|
Glosso is gone, Marselia crenata is in. It is filling in very thick, and very well. I have some stems of Proserpinaca palustris converting to the submerged state. it will eventually be moved to the back right side of the tank and kept pretty high to get the reds back there. There are also some stems of rotala macandra 'red' that I am attempting to save from near death. All at the same time I am trying to fix what I think is a calcium and magnesium deficiency (dang local water changed a couple months ago and seems to have managed to drop these from the water, they no longer show on the quality reports) Once these all grow in its just a matter of maintenance which is very low on this tank. the fish are very happy, although I did have an amonia breakout when I replaced the in tank fluval nano filter with a zoomed 501 canister, I transfered all of the old filter media, but it was not enough. So I took filter media out of my 36g filter and it fixed the problem over night. I was a little low on flow, in which the low flow areas were getting some BBA, so I took an old toms mini filter and put some window screen over the intake, and am now using it as a mini circulation pump of sorts. works great! I also picked up a pretty cool looking crypt. it was labeled as "bronze crypt." so I am not totally sure which species. It has been staying smaller, with the longest leaves about 4-6"
Here are the most current pictures.
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