|11-06-2007 07:23 PM|
Still no pictures. Instead of just exchanging it, the brand new camera has to be sent back to the manufacturer for repair. So much for customer service. No more Best Buy for me ~ next time I'll go back to Circuit City.
But it's still growing strong! I've added three male guppies and a small circulating pump aimed at the surface to increase the oxygen for them. They add a nice little splash of movement and color to the tank.
|10-10-2007 10:43 PM|
Sounds like you're having better luck than me, my Black diamonds saddle, berry, and never see babies...
I might turn it into a moss tank too try and breed them lol...
|09-03-2007 10:54 PM|
|09-03-2007 09:26 PM|
|eon17||awsome in my 10g i have like 6 saddled and like 6 with eggs!!|
|08-28-2007 03:20 AM|
|qazplm25||Did you ever get any pics?|
|08-07-2007 04:04 AM|
Thanks for asking, Vibes! I do need to get a pic of it now and post it. It's a jungle in there! I've been neglecting it lately.
Last night after I read your comment, I went to take a closer look with pics in mind. I'd had a few plants in there I'd just thrown in intending to move them later, so I started moving them for the pics and noticed a BIG chunk of clado near the back, behind the rock. I started tugging it and kept tugging and pulling and ended up pulling a HUGE hunk of it out! ACK! I'd stuffed some moss behind the rear stem plants against the glass back there, one handful on each side, and both of them were COVERED with the clado! I'll see if I can't get pics tomorrow and post them.
Anyway, moving those around clouded up the water a good bit and it's still cloudy. It might be clear enough for some decent pics tomorrow. I'll try then.
|08-05-2007 11:15 PM|
|vibes_jedi99||Have any picture update?|
|07-07-2007 03:58 AM|
Daniel, you have GOT to get a shrimp tank! They're so much fun! Despite me having other tanks with beautiful show-quality bettas in them, types you don't find at the local pet store, the shrimp tank is what draws everyone in.
And I DO mean everyone. We had a man over the other day to do some dirtwork (building some stock ponds) and he was surely not the type I'd think would be interested in something like an aquarium, or anything "superfluous" at all actually. He's a definite redneck sort, in the old meaning of that term ~ work with your hands from dawn 'til dusk, come home, dinner-shower-bed, then do it all over again the next day. But even he got caught up in the tank, staring at it for quite a while.
I love to watch others watch my shrimp tank, too. My grandkids get really drawn in and lost in it ~ kids are always fun to watch enjoy it. But even the adults. I caught my 85 year old MIL looking down into the top the other day. *snicker* It's so nice the look on people's faces when they're doing it ~ so serene and calm.
Nope, Iroc ~ I put those plants in a different ten gallon that's not ready for pictures yet. But man, that myriophyllum you sent has grown like crazy! It was so healthy that it just took off. I've already taken cuttings from it for a second tank AND to give to my stepsons! Those ferns and mosses are still floating in another tank, waiting for me to find the perfect piece of driftwood to put them on. They're such nice, healthy little things that I'd like to give them a good start ~ put them where they're going to be and not move them much.
I need to update this with a new picture. The water sprite has really grown. There are two branches that grow across the tank from left to right. They hang over the "trail" in the middle, lending a secretive air to it ~ LOVE that. And two branches have grown up and out of the water. Since this tank doesn't have a cover and only a clamp-on light, it looks really nice like that I think.
I also took the first shrimp out of there. That's a nice milestone! Both stepsons were first on the list for them, so I loaded them up with a few dozen each. They LOVE them! I also moved some of the reddest ones into another tank. I hope to eventually develop my own super-red strain via culling heavily. And I'll be taking a few to the LFS in Marble Falls soon. I stopped in there the other day and the husband-half of the owner couple was in there. He has a planted tank! He's a newbie to it, but it looks good what he has so far. We got to talking and I plan to bring him some cuttings and shrimp soon, just as a gift for him. Later on I might hit him up for trades or store credit.
|06-12-2007 11:47 PM|
|Roc||I'm guessing you didn't put the plants I sent you in that tank?|
|06-12-2007 06:50 PM|
|danakin||80 babies! Congrats! You are definitely starting to sway me towards a shrimp tank now.|
|06-08-2007 04:07 AM|
Just thought I'd stick a pic up here. I fed them today and they're all clustered around the front, so I thought it'd be a perfect time to snap a picture. Cool, huh?! I love all that red.
Man, I sure need to clean that tank up, don't I? I do clean the front and back (atleast the parts of the back I can reach), but leave the ends alone as the babies sure do like it ~ NumberOneStepson counted over eighty babies on one of those ends yesterday.
Hopefully inside the next couple of months I'll be able to afford that better camera and will get some really good pictures.
|06-06-2007 04:55 AM|
|CampCreekTexas||Microscopic things are cool! I almost miss the hydras. LOL! I have cyclops in there as well, and some other new long thin thing. It's not as big as some of the shrimp parasites I've seen here, so I'm not worried yet. I've also seen what I think is a seed shrimp, though I've only seen one and I didn't have my glasses so it could have been a tiny, baby pond snail. *snicker* It's just cool to see all these things just show up, isn't it?|
|06-06-2007 12:44 AM|
i got some FW copepods out of the koi pond filter at work today, they're neat, but very good hiders.
i mention this because they arelike a microscopic life, like hdras.
|06-05-2007 09:00 PM|
Hydras are gone, I think! I quit feeding for a couple weeks, and now am just putting a couple algae wafers in there every few days. I saw only one hydra in there three days ago, cleaned the front glass (it went with the dust algae), and haven't seen any since. Of course since I didn't squish that one up really well, it might just be moved to another spot. But atleast the number of them is waaaaay down.
Everything else is growing just fine. The plants are doing well, though have slowed their growth now that the shade tree outside the window is blocking some of the sunlight. I need some more cuttings now to fill up some other tanks I've set up, so have a couple clip lights on that tank now ~ two fifteen watt spiral bulbs in them. We'll see how that does, if it makes the hygros in there grow like they did before the shade tree leafed out. I'm still hesitant to fertilize in that tank, so still won't be doing any of that. I'll save that for my other tanks.
I have about decided to put a filter on it, but it didn't work with the pump I had. I'll be getting a small pump or hob soon for it. I've been checking the nitrate/trite/ammonia levels closely and so far, nothing ~ all tests are zero. I'm using a new test kit, but am planning on learning how to check it (calibrate it? whatever the term is) soon just to make sure it's accurate. If the levels continue to be zero and I can get a bunch of the babies sold and out of there, I just might change my mind on the filter again, back to no filter. It's kind of nice having such a low tech setup.
I've also got a couple other ten gallon aquariums set up that some of the shrimp could go into if I needed to move some out in a hurry. I just planted one of the tanks and put a couple female bettas in it, but those girls can move out if need be.
Decisions decisions. But, man, this sure is still fun!
|05-30-2007 12:46 AM|
|CampCreekTexas||My GOD these things DO breed like roaches! Just yesterday I counted 45 babies clinging to the glass on one END of the tank ~ just the glass! I'd left the algae growing on the ends since I'd read here that the babies like it. Apparently so! I'm betting there are atleast 200 babies in there. Good thing I've already stocked up on priority mail boxes and breather bags.|
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