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10-11-2011 02:16 PM
frogmanjared
Baby C's first fish tank!

My wife said she wanted a fish tank for the baby's room... can you believe it... SHE said another fish tank! While I was excited at first, I decided to move the 5 gal. I wasn't sure I'd be able to keep up with 3 tanks with an infant. We went to look at Bettas, and found a healthy delta tail, which I think looks more like a super delta tail, (because petco always correctly labels their livestock, right!). I've got my fruit fly culture going, the platys in the 10 also love them.

This is the best pic I could take, I know the outside glass is dirty.


Here is Triton... he's blue with a turquoise metallic sheen. When he first got into the tank he would brush up against a plant and flare, I guess he was showing those plants whose boss!


This is the best shot I could get while he was flaring... never stopped moving!


Now all were waiting for is the baby... tomorrow is the due date!
07-24-2011 03:26 PM
frogmanjared
'The Birthing Suite'

I've come to realize that this tank will never see its former glory again... so I've decided to take a totally different approach. Since java fern, rotala, and subwassertang refuse to grow in this tank anymore its going to look quite different. My plan is to use the tank as a fry raising tank for my platies. I added a C. retrospiralis, a few Ludwigia repens x arcuata and an Anubias barteri 'nana'. There are still a few pieces of subwassertang stuck in the substrate, so I'm secretly hoping they will magically decide to grow once again someday.

08-31-2010 09:36 PM
frogmanjared Figured I would take a picture of the tank with my new camera! Couldn't get the color right though... its raining outside, usually photograph this one when its sunny out. I've added 2 stems of R. rotundifolia, and if they do well, I might alternate it with E. densa for a background plant.



I've also got some real annoying algae that clumps the substrate and it loves my C. parva! I believe its cladophora... anyone give me a positive ID?


08-10-2010 10:03 PM
frogmanjared I added a string of L. brasiliensis and a stem of Egeria densa to see if they'll do well. Also added a few java fern plantlets of the ones remaining from the 10 gal.

07-29-2010 04:01 AM
frogmanjared
Let it overgrow... time to start over!

Ugh...I got frustrated with this tank because the acrylic has been scratched and there's algae that is impossible to remove, so it has been a while since I'd done anything with it. I was just shoving the subwassertang into corners until I realized I had way to much... I took nearly all of it out, and had 2 gallons worth!!! The RCS colony has hit a bottleneck, and there are no remaining males so I think it'll be used for my best looking "breeders" of whatever type of live-bearer I get, or used as a fry grow out tank.

The C. parva has done great, from the 3 plants I started with I now have 7-8! I need a taller plant to put in the back, maybe some java fern if I can get the plantlets in my 1.5 to grow nicely they'll be an option, or just let the E. tenellus spread.

The plants now are:

Cryptocoryne parva
Echinodorus tenellus
SŁŖwassertang

04-29-2009 08:28 PM
mithrius that bushy sub stuff looks so good! it filled in nicely.
its hard to see your shrimps, which is too bad, but im sure they are easier to spot in real life.
very cute tank.. i like that u can see from almost all the sides.
04-29-2009 04:12 PM
Phoenix-cry Wow! That is looking amazing!!!!
04-29-2009 04:05 PM
frogmanjared
Awesome!

I wish all my tanks looked this good! The subwassertang has filled in, and some more in just one month! I'll have to sell some off soon when it encroaches too much on my little plants in the open, so keep an eye out on the S&S boards. The D. diandra hasn't got much height to it, but it keeps dividing, looks like a tree. This pic was taken after feeding time, so they're still cleaning up the scraps.
03-11-2009 10:06 PM
frogmanjared I did a trim on the Subwassertang a couple weeks ago, it has yet to fill in. The D. diandra is dividing again, but growing slow. All the algae growth has come to a screeching halt since dosing excel daily! The only problem I see is that the pennywort is disintegrating from the lower leaves, not at a faster rate than it's growing though. What type of deficiency is it? This has never happened to them before and it's starting in one of my other tanks with java fern.


D. diandra... sorry for the yellowishness of this photo! You can see the pennywort to the right of it, the rate has seemed to slow a bit, but still happening.
12-21-2008 05:35 PM
danakin The subwassertang looks amazing! Wish I could find some around here.

Gave my wife one of these tanks and haven't had much luck with it (trying to make it a grassy field, just as a farm to reduce costs for planting our future tank :-P ), but yours is looking pretty darn good.

One advantage to a hex tank, you can double your fish count when looking at it on the right angle! :-P
12-17-2008 01:28 PM
frogmanjared
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Originally Posted by Dollface View Post
CL was right, that subwassertang did make some cool little bushes. did you tie it to rocks or is it growing right from the substrate?
I tied it to rocks using fishing line, and buried the rocks into the substrate.
12-17-2008 03:53 AM
pandapr I'm interested in some subwassertang !!

who have some for sale ??
12-17-2008 03:37 AM
Dollface CL was right, that subwassertang did make some cool little bushes. did you tie it to rocks or is it growing right from the substrate?
12-17-2008 02:11 AM
frogmanjared It's been 2 months, so its time for an update. The subwassertang is growing like mad, I've trimmed quite a bit and planted in my shrimp 10 gal. Most of the pennywort has succumbed to green spot algae, so I've removed all the infected leaves. If only the pennywort would look like it did 2 months ago, I would have my perfect little nano. Oh yea, the RCS population is around 50 or so, they love hiding in the subwassertang.


I also picked up some Didiplis diandra from my brother in law. It's growing crooked, but grown an inch since thanksgiving, maybe it's still producing roots?


And here's a shot on how the intake tube has filled in.
10-02-2008 11:27 PM
Mangala Your pennywart makes me want to get some, and just plant a bunch of it in a 10 gallon and see how it does by itself after a year. sometimes you can get some pretty intense single plant jungles going in a tank after a year of letting it expand on its own.

I think I'll see if I can find some pennywart at any of the fish stores near me after I get paid next...
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