|Yesterday 12:21 AM|
loving this elatine!
it doesn't ship well, but it grows beautifully
|12-06-2013 02:44 PM|
I definitely need some color in the tank now. I have a red tiger lotus, but the mother bulb had it's leaves all die off, then it grew another bulb, then grew more leaves, which detached and have a little nodule thing on it and it's floating. I have 3 child bulbs in the tank now, two of which are now growing leaves.
have any pictures of that hygro brown? i might be interested!
|12-06-2013 04:32 AM|
|ua hua||Looking good. The elatine is filling in nicely. Is that from the stuff I sent you? That stuff can turn into a pain to keep up on maintaining but it grows well and has great color. Keep up on trimming it so it doesn't end up piling up on itself. If you want a plant that has a nice orange/redish color you should look into getting some Hygro. brown. I trim at least 20+ stems out of my tank a week and by the next week it's back up at the top of the tank and growing along the surface. It would do well in your size tank. If it wasn't 10*F where I live I would send you a box full for free.|
|12-04-2013 09:43 PM|
I'll be taking that stargrass type plant from the left side of the tank and fill out some areas with it. nice thick coverage. after looking at the picture I think it'll do well if trimmed to fit the areas I've planned.
|12-04-2013 09:39 PM|
|samee||Looks really nice, itl look amazing once it fills out.|
|12-04-2013 07:36 PM|
But finding other african community fish is very difficult... and I've done a terrible job sticking to african plants. I'm not pleased with it because of those reasons, but now isn't the time to tear it apart and start over. so i'll keep going for a year or so... hopefully find those elusive fish i want, and redo the tank.
|12-04-2013 04:16 PM|
|xmas_one||Very nice, basement turned out great too!|
|12-04-2013 04:11 PM|
Looking good, love how smooth it looks in the wall.
Also loving the plan to go African, don't see too many well done African tanks.
|12-04-2013 12:51 AM|
so that last update didn't go over so well; probably because the images were absolutely terrible.
here is a much better shot.
|12-03-2013 02:25 PM|
So i'm a bit of a dolt and got the five banded barb mixed up with the african banded barb. i've no idea how, other than perhaps mere excitement... the five banded is asian. Not a terrible mistake b/c they're fantastic fish, but not what i want. so i won't be buying any more of them.
I give this tank about a year before I do a redo and focus on a more natural african looking tank. Less variety of plants... and probably no anubias. Considering the amount of light in this tank, they're just algae pads. I have a bunch in a non-lit 20g that only gets spill over light from the 125 and the anubias in it are fantastic looking.
The tank currently houses 12 congo tetra, with another 12 on order, 9-10 five banded barbs, a synodontis of some sort, leopard bushfish, 5 ottos, and my two kribensis (who are days away from laying eggs)
anyway, here are a couple cell phone pictures of the tank as of last night. the water isn't perfectly clear as I replaced some filter media an hour before.
I'll get a better shot of the Elatine triandra in the foreground. it's doing really well, but really reflects light. Even with the light off in the tank, ambient room light will make them easily visible.
|10-23-2013 12:22 AM|
|Scorpion||very nice. curious at to what led lights you have...|
|09-27-2013 06:24 PM|
I think someone got some new fish??????
|08-05-2013 03:00 AM|
|PeterN1986||I've had the pleasure of seeing this tank in person while picking up some danios (they are doing awesome by the way, color is beautiful and they are very active!). It's a great system and once it fills in more, will only get better.|
|08-05-2013 12:18 AM|
|Bigehugedome||just read through this and it looks sweet. I'm also in the Trevose area and that would be my dream as my fiancee and I will be looking for houses in the area next year! looks great!!|
|07-15-2013 04:59 PM|
I fixed the sump w/ some free 1/2" thick acrylic.
it's set back up and running, but no pictures. i've lost some space for rooted plants. however, I have some drift wood in my 20g w/ anubius attached to it that I'll dump in here. I also have some riparium plants that I'll put in here. they'll get a T5ho fixture above them
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