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|09-26-2013 01:00 AM|
|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.|
|08-30-2013 04:59 PM|
I am going to be breeding my Nigrans here soon, once my Qtank is clear. should be fun.
|08-29-2013 11:24 AM|
|BruceF||There was a pair of nigrans at the last mini auction during the July meeting. I will be at the fall auction I am sure. You should come.|
|08-29-2013 07:06 AM|
Nice, wow that sounds really cool as far as the plant transitioning colors!! Never heard of that before... pics would be great!!
And yeah, a 40b is definitely enough room for rainbows if you pick the right species and know what you're doing. I threw my boesmani's in my container pond for the summer and got about 30-40 juveniles that one season. But that was many years ago... fun project if you have the time/space/if its your kind of thing. Awesome fish to work with though.... kinda like larger more colorful danios with more personality and complex/interesting behavior
|08-27-2013 02:42 AM|
Its hard to see them, but there is a bush of Pogostemon stellatus 'Broad Leaf' smack dab in the middle of the tank. For some reason I seem to only get good pictures of the tank after its been trimmed down. The crowns of the plant are a nice red color with a golden yellow the rest of the way down the stem. one of the nifty things about this plant too is at a low high light the crowns are red, but as the day goes on the red fades and goes down to the golden yellow. I usually am just getting home from work after they start to lighten up so I miss the color (I will see if I can get a good pic of it here soon.) once I get my franz stoffels I will have another redish / pink plant in the middle "row"
Hopefully if things keep improving in the housing industry (I am a residential designer) I might be able to get a little larger home and upgrade to a 75g lol.
That's a couple years off though.
|08-26-2013 10:14 PM|
|kamikaziechameleon||Quite an inspiration. I'm surprised you don't have issues with them in a 40. Dwarf Neon rainbows seemed cramped in my 40b. At any rate your aquascaping is impeccable.|
|08-26-2013 10:04 PM|
|Roshan8768||Awesome tanks, love the rainbowfish!!! Definitely my favorite type of freshwater fish, and their colors really pop in planted aquariums. If you had some kind of red plant near the center of your tank, it would really help create the illusion of depth by breaking up the sea of green|
|08-25-2013 12:04 PM|
|BruceF||Looking good Noah. Nice new additions.|
|08-25-2013 05:39 AM|
I stopped by Catfish Charlie's and purchased his last two M.Kamaka rainbows. They are doing very good in my Q-tank, I usually Quarantine new fish no matter the source for a month. These two have already colored up and are eating VERY well. I am very happy that it is a male and female so some Baby Kamakas might make it out of the tank
I have my spawn mops ready and once the Kamaka are in the display tank I will try to catch the nigrans and start the breeding of them.
he tank is doing ok. I have this devil algae that looks like brown fuzz. It is a pain I suck it all out, and the next week its back in full force. I am going to try an Excel overdose in the tank this week to see if I can eliminate it. The BBA I do have is growing very very slowly so I might be able to gain the upper hand. It is really not attacking plants much, but the hardscape gets the worst of it. My crypts are suffering a little too
All my bows are doing great. I find eggs scattered around the tank every day, although I do not want to hatch them not knowing which bows produced them, and if they are hybrids or not. So... they stay for bow omelets lol
I am still waiting for my Franz Stoffels, my LFS Is having a hard time getting one in for me. I have a place holder ( Echinodorus 'Kleiner Bar') to fill that place in until. I get it, and I will either give the Kleiner to a local or put it in another location in the tank.
I will post very recent pictures after my hack fest tomorrow. There are several plant groups that are ready to be replanted, and trimmed badly. as well as a couple movements.
Here are some from a couple weeks ago though.
Night Shot (it is very dim in person, this is taken with a lumia 920, which takes excellent low light photos)
Right 1/4 side
Herbertaxelrodi and Nigrans males
Kleiner prinz swords (getting moved tomorrow to a nicer location
|08-03-2013 01:05 AM|
now that's what I call full circle lol I gave Zimbo some of the hyrgro. sunset about a year ago lol
As soon as I get some of the side shoots larger for the stellatus I would be happy to throw a couple stems your way.
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