|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
|07-10-2013 03:44 PM|
Right hand side of the tank is going to be open; I'll let the Hemianthus glomeratus take over the ground covering. I may plant more vals along the back though to cover the overflow and rear of tank.
I may end up clipping the Hygrophilia corymbosa angustifolia and letting it take over the inside of the wood as well as the back left corner.
I'll also probably end up placing another trimming order from wasserpest to fill in the tank... can't beat the price and quality.
|07-10-2013 03:28 PM|
Well the tank won't look unplanted for long with those nice weeds in it. Looks really nice. What is going to be planted on the right hand side?
First looks like Hygrophilia corymbosa angustifolia aka willow hygro
Second looks like Hemianthus glomeratus, aka pearlweed or baby tears.
Third is a crypt, Wasserpest knows what that is.
Fourth is good old Hygrophila polysperma 'Sunset'.
Fifth is likely Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides which apparently has the ridiculous common name Lawn Marshpennywort. There are a couple of other Hydro of similar type that come with other specific names but I am not sure those are valid or not.
|07-10-2013 02:59 PM|
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