|02-15-2014 03:37 PM|
The tanks community hasn't grown much. Last added was a chocolate BN.
as of now the list looks like this:
4-Bolivian (males I think)
4-Phantom tetras all males (looking to get a dozen females)
12-14- cherry barbs (2 males 12 females)
As for the stem growth, it's been a trim and replant thing. I only have basically 2 stem types in there and both are easy to work with. I wish my cabomba would have done better as it made a good contrast with leaf shapes. The S.Repens has done exceptionally well, as has the A.Reineckii. My crypta are spreading slow but steady.
|02-15-2014 03:32 PM|
Looks really good! I think with more of a thicker background and middle ground it should look awesome!
|02-15-2014 03:30 PM|
It looks really nice. Love your curtain of stems there. Can't believe you got enough growth to cover the back of the entire 125 without co2!
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|02-15-2014 03:22 PM|
wow its looking nice!!!
No suggestions really, except keep trimming and filling in, and add more fish?? LOL I only see about 3, you ram is a beauty though
|02-15-2014 01:58 PM|
|sadchevy||Well it's been a couple months since I updated this.Tank is filling in nicely. Any suggestions?|
|12-08-2013 03:39 PM|
|sadchevy||Everything is going good. S.Repens growing well. Added some A.Reineckii. Tank is filling in nicely. still looking for just the right piece or pieces of wood to finish it off.|
|10-16-2013 10:28 PM|
|sadchevy||Just a quickie until pics. Algae is all but gone, plants growing great, duckweed is rockin. Added a dozen cherry barbs and started some S.Repens. Will get pics up soon and thanks for looking.|
|09-30-2013 01:19 AM|
|sadchevy||Just finished a small trim. Everything is doing good, staghorn algae is almost gone.|
|09-22-2013 05:21 PM|
I need to take some updated pictures today and post. The tank is looking great. All plants are growing at a steady rate. Crypts look great and are spreading but are staying low. Rotala and ludwigia are probably due for a trim. Watersrite and wisteria are starting to take off. Lillies are throwing leaves constantly, need to trim off some of the floating leaves.
I have kind of let the tank do it's thing and the results are positive for the most part. I have been battling staghorn algae, it's not bad but it is annoying. Would love to know a better way of getting rid of it, manual removal works but is lots of work.
Overall I am happy with the way it's going. The setup has worked well enough that I have changed the substrate in my 75g and replanted it also. Will most likely change over the 55g too.
|09-02-2013 02:25 PM|
|sadchevy||update: all seems to be going well....been staying on top of a black hair algae problem. Toothbrush trick works well for the longer strands, but the shorter stuff growing on my chain sword and some of the plant leaves is tougher to remove. Thinking about changing my light schedule when I can remember how to reset my timer LOL. A. crispus? flowered!!! Crypts sending out new leaves. Lillies doing great. Some side shots jut to be different.|
|08-29-2013 02:40 PM|
Really coming along.
I like your fish suggestions, and if I could add my two cents, I would add no more or only one or two more species. I love all my fish, but being my first big tank I felt like I needed so many different fish, and now I am wishing I had just kept it simple.
The other mistake I made was putting fast eating and slow eating fish together, what a headache when your afraid some of the fish may starve, so watch for that.
|08-29-2013 03:08 AM|
|08-28-2013 12:18 AM|
|sadchevy||My goal is to be heavily planted. I'm leaning towards 1 large school of black phantom tetras (50-60), and smaller schools of cories and oto's. For right now though my goal is to get it planted.|
|08-28-2013 12:14 AM|
|exv152||I think removing the straight log wood was a good call. If you want to add more driftwood I would go with placing an interesting twisted wood, like manzanita, or branch root at 1/3 of the view. That or either fill it in with more plants. I like the setup, has lots of aquascaping potential.|
|08-28-2013 12:13 AM|
Thanks.....Still on the hunt for another piece of wood. I have kind of let it sit on the back burner and have been focusing on getting the tank filled in. Been thinking about possibly adding some shrimp to the tank.
Update: crypts are doing great, red tiger lillies taking off, and a FTS.
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