|02-28-2014 12:46 PM|
|BruceF||I like the wood Noah. My thought is that it should be as high as possible. I am curious how you are keeping the sword plant. Are you trimming it regularly?|
|02-28-2014 11:51 AM|
|BeeJL||Good deal! I think I'm going to order one.|
|02-28-2014 06:15 AM|
The stand is holding up very well. no damage to it, and everything is stable. I figured it would be a good one since it was designed to be able to hold much more weight being a 50/65 gal. stand.
|02-28-2014 01:13 AM|
|BeeJL||I just read through your entire thread. It's very inspiring. How is the stand holding up?|
|02-27-2014 06:23 AM|
Fish are doing great, and I still find eggs on plants as I do my weekly trimmings.
I also have 4 m. pygmaea on the way, they should be gracing my Q-tank by sat. mid day! I cannot wait.
The tanks scape is starting to look a bit long in the tooth for me. I REALLY want to display my franz stoffels sword in a more prominent way so I am getting ready for a rescape. I have had a hard time finding a tree stump to fit in the tank in the right scale so I am taking Tom Barr's advice and putting together a faux stump using driftwood and burls that he had. The wood shipment came in today and in usual fasion I received enough wood to do quite a few scapes with, along with some more specialized pieces to get the faux stump together.
Here are a couple options I setup. I will have lace rock and my black sand to fill in the gaps and make a good scape. I am probably going to cut back the amount of plants in the tank, and go for a more natural scape. Although I will leave areas of the tank to try new plants
when wet, the wood is very similar in color.
So here is option 1 (not my favorite)
Layout 2 (this one is my favorite so far)
So.. what doe everyone think? I am going to play around with it a bit more and see what I can do with it. I also have some smaller very twisty branchy stuff as well for a future scape.
|01-11-2014 06:00 AM|
Quick picture update lol. No kid yet, being stuborn. We figured he would snow to the world last night. Hopefully tonight or tomorrow.
Anywho, here are a few pics. I finally found a good picture editing software where I can get more natural edits.
|01-05-2014 01:18 PM|
That's great about the kid. Enjoy!
Tank is looking great. Nice to see the sword adapted.
|01-05-2014 08:43 AM|
Here we are, my long awaited update lol
The tank is now on "display" status, the scape is stable, except for my starogyn repens (spelling?) for some reason it just seems to be developing holes, melting leaves ect. My Ferts are not a problem, I am dosing enough to keep a high light 60g fed for weeks lol. I just do not know what is going on with it. I need to figure out what I am going to do with my next scape. This one is a year old, but there are some plants that I really want to display that I do not have the opportunity to do well with this scape. The Franz Stoffels sword is one, what a nice plant!!! It is now mid-tank, on the right side, and getting big. I had to move the stellatus to the back. Hopefully by mid feb. early march I will have my hands on a small tree stump to do the original scape I had planned. I have enough rock for it, just need the scape.
Bows are doing excellent. I have not done any breeding with them as of yet. It is in the planning (especially the nigrans) I have a wait until I can, I am expecting my son to be born next weekend, so a focus will be on him until we get the hang of being new parents again.
until then, the tank is on minimal maintenance.
Well, here are the pictures.
Bosmani (through a algae covered glass)
Group shot (minus my scardy cats)
I was worried about how the Stellatus would do in the back of the tank, where my light does not reach that well. I have two shop lights on the corners that I re aimed to cover more of the middle, and as you can see, the stellatus responded VERY well.
|12-11-2013 02:23 AM|
|Noahma||As soon as I get a chance to upload pics I will get em up there lol|
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|09-25-2013 01:18 PM|
|BruceF||Looking good Noah! I have to wonder what the local water is like after all that rain.|
|09-25-2013 06:04 AM|
love it! def stalking this thread, giving me ideas for a 60 gal
ahhh so nice!
|09-25-2013 04:48 AM|
Here is a quick update. A few more additions, which will probably be the last for the tank for a very long time (not that I do not want to add more) I just do not want to tax the system too much with the stock levels.
A LFS was having to close due to health problems of the owner so I grabbed a few of his remaining Bows. I grabed two Kamakas (not sure if they are both female, or one male) And I grabbed two Lacustrus. again, since the males and females of this particular species look soo much alike I am not sure what sex I got, although I am getting more confident that I have a male and female of the Lacustrus.
The plans are groing pretty good now, I am still battling this snotty brown algae (not diatoms but a fuzz type algae) And as usual the BBA, which is pretty much limited to hardscape now. I still have not been able to receive the Franz stoffels. I do have another sword growing out on the far left side, once it starts producing large leaves, it is going to the right side of the tank and to the left of the rock pile behind the rotala green. I replanted my Ludwigia broad leaf, and it did not like it this time for some reason. So my "rows" have a hole in the back of the tank as I try to save the plant. I have some red plant (labled as ludwigia red) by my LFS but looks like ludwigia inclinata (not one of the varriants) I will see if I can get that sucker to grow out. It is just to the left of my stellatus.
The Staurgyne (sp?) repens is supprisingly exploding in growth, and my pogostemon helferi is doing very good, one of my favorites so far. Whell, here are a few pics.
|08-30-2013 05:04 PM|
|dewalltheway||Love the Bows! Tank looking good as well.|
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